Police, fire respond to fire at UC Berkeley’s Anna Head Alumnae Hall

Four people were evacuated from the top floor of UC Berkeley’s Anna Head Alumnae Hall after a fire started in the architectural landmark on Monday.

No one was injured. Campus police, along with the Berkeley Fire Department and the campus fire marshal responded to the 2400 block of Bowditch Street, near the intersection with Haste Street, at a little before noon on Monday.

The fire was extinguished by firefighters by 1:42 p.m. but the water used to contain the flames likely damaged the building. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The hall was built in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Anna Head Alumnae Hall first served as the assembly hall for the all-girls Anna Head School Complex. The building was acquired by UC Berkeley in 1964.

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