The University of California at Berkeley Public Affairs Office is reporting that Thursday's single-alarm fire in a student housing building near the UC Berkeley campus at around 2:28 a.m. displaced four students.
The fire at Cloyne Court, a private housing cooperative situated in the 2600 block of Ridge Road, one block off the north side of campus, was sparked by a burning cigarette, a spokesman said Thursday.
According to the spokesman, the fire was extinguished by the building's sprinkler system. The water damage was extensive enough to temporarily displace two students residing in the room in question as well as two more living directly below.
No one was injured during the fire.