Berkeley Fire photos
Last night after the bridge tournament in Oakland ( I only made 1 enormous error, we were 6th out of 16. Not exciting), I wanted to go to Fat Slice Pizza to check on our business.
It turned out to be a huge challenge just to get there–our garage is on Channing Way, and the street was blocked by the police. At first I thought it was a civil disturbance, perhaps the Occupy people, but I was wrong. The apartment building on the corner of Telly and Haste was in flames. Big flame, this was no wastebasket fire it was the real thing.
Eventually I went around, down Bancroft and up Durant, found a parking place and get to Fat Slice. They were busy, because there were so many people on the street watching the excitement. Since I had my little camera with me, I, too, went over to look. Here’s what I saw:
The fire apparently started about 9 pm, and it wasn’t out until after 3 am. The cause isn’t yet known.
Thirty nine apartments were destroyed along with a variety of business. I didn’t read of any one being injured, thankfully.