Oakland Hills Brush Fire Causes Power Outages at UC Berkeley
A brush fire burning in the Oakland Hills, California area has caused power outages at the University of California, Berkeley. Students at the campus were also recommended to evacuate.
The school tweeted Wednesday afternoon that due to the fire, power will be lost across campus.
CAMPUS ALERT: Due to wildland fire, power will be lost across campus. Please shut down devices. https://t.co/XbrEX5ep1q
— UC Berkeley (@UCBerkeley) August 2, 2017
Police said that crews were being required to shut down transformers due to the nearby fire.
Berkeley/Oakland Hills Rd Fire.
Posted by Jodi Hernandez on Wednesday, August 2, 2017
According to local television affiliates, the fire has burned between five and six acres.
No structures were said to be immediately threated in the area, but police told residents to shelter in place.