2 Homes, RV Damaged By Berkeley Fire Sunday Morning

BERKELEY, CA — Two homes were damaged and five people displaced by a fire early Sunday morning the Berkeley firefighters said appears to have started in a recreation vehicle parked in a driveway, Berkeley’s fire chief said.

Berkeley Fire Department firefighters were called about 4:35 a.m. Sunday to the 900 block of Delaware Street, about two blocks north of University Avenue, Berkeley Fire Department Chief Dave Brannigan said.

A fire in the RV spread to the houses on either side of where it was parked, Brannigan said. The fire was under control about a half-hour after firefighters arrived, Brannigan said. No firefighters or occupants of the houses or RV were injured, but the houses were damaged to the extent that five people were displaced, from the RV and both houses.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Sunday night.

Berkeley firefighters early Sunday morning were still battling a six-alarm

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Berkeley CA home in hills with views of Bay for sale

A house designed by architect Gerald McCue in the Berkeley Hills that recently hit the market for $4.3 million proves that elegance and drama in a home can be simple and natural, too.

The property at 2902 Buena Vista Way is one of the most expensive listings in the city.

“This house is a rare find, on coveted Buena Vista Way, with other distinctive homes by the likes of Maybeck, John Hudson Thomas and Walter Radcliff,” according to the listing. “In the spirit of McCue’s original vision and the bucolic setting, the current owners lifted this home to the next level of elegant simplicity while preserving its bones and providing for the needs of a modern family.”

The home offers “jaw-dropping” views of San Francisco and the bay, according to the listing.

McCue, the former chairman of UC Berkeley’s department of architecture and former dean of Graduate School Design at

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