BERKELEY -- A one-alarm house fire in South Berkeley early Wednesday morning displaced at least one resident but did not injure anyone, a Berkeley Fire Department official said.

The blaze started about 12:15 a.m. in the 2800 block of Milvia Street, Berkeley Deputy Interim Fire Chief Avery Webb said. A resident in a single-family residence above a garage called fire dispatchers to report smoke coming from electrical sockets, Webb said.

Fire crews arrived to find a blaze in a storage room inside the garage, and were able to keep flames from spreading to other parts of the house, Webb said. The fire was contained by 12:40 a.m. and under control by 1 a.m., he said.

Monetary damages to the home were estimated at $70,000, and the value of the contents lost was estimated at $20,000, Webb said.

Fire officials determined later that the home's owner made the calls to report the fire, but it was not known immediately how many people were living in the unit above the garage, he said. Inspectors were still determining when the house may be inhabitable again, he said.

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