BERKELEY (CBS SF) – Four people were rescued after a two-alarm fire broke out at a historic University of California, Berkeley building south of the main campus late Monday morning.
According to university officials, the fire was reported at the school’s Anna Head Alumnae Hall located on the 2400 block of Bowditch Street near Haste, about two blocks south of campus.
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The four evacuees were all on the top floor of the building. Officials said no one was injured.
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Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire around 1:40 p.m. According to officials, water used to contain the flames likely caused damage to the nearly 100-year-old building. The fire did not effect other campus buildings nearby.
No additional details about the were immediately available. The cause is under investigation.
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According to the school, Anna Head Alumnae Hall was built in 1927 and was originally the assembly hall for the Anna Head School Complex, an all-girls school that was located on the site. The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was acquired by the university in 1964.
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