Flames Damage Home
Responding to a 9:40 a.m. call reporting smoke pouring out the rear window of a home at 1310 Ordway St. Thursday, Berkeley firefighters arrived to find the dwelling ablaze.
After knocking down flames that heavily damaged two rooms of the structure, investigators determined that the fire was accidental, caused by a space heater.
No one was home at the time of the fire, said Deputy Fire Chief David Orth.
Damage was estimated at $70,000, he said.