Fire damages historic building owned by UC Berkeley

A historic hall owned by the University of California at Berkeley was damaged in a fire Monday, university officials said.

Firefighters responded a little before noon to Anna Head Alumnae Hall, in the 2400 block of Bowditch Street. The hall was built in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

No one was injured but four people evacuated from the top floor of the building, according to the university.

Crews had the fire out at 1:42 p.m., but flames and water caused damage. No other buildings were damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation, university officials said.

Anna Head Alumnae Hall served as the assembly hall for the Anna Head School Complex and was acquired by UC Berkeley in 1964. It was currently being used as a reception hall, according to the university's website.