Fire Department Log

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday September 25, 2008 - 09:48:00 AM

RVs roasted 

A fire that started in one recreational vehicle spread to a second early Tuesday morning, causing an estimated $10,000 in damage by the time Berkeley firefighters had extinguished the flames. 

Deputy Fire Chief Gil Dong said a call at 1:58 a.m. reported a fire in a lot in the 2800 block of Eighth Street. 

On arrival, firefighters found the flames had spread to a second RV parked nearby in a towing company parking lot used to house impounded vehicles. 

While the investigation is still under way, the deputy chief said he believes the blaze was caused by an open flame in the first RV.