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The former Anna Head School is owned by UC Berkeley. 

The former Anna Head School is owned by UC Berkeley. 

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Four people were evacuated from a historic building that caught on fire near the UC Berkeley campus Monday afternoon, triggering evacuations, officials said

The fire started just before noon in UC Berkeley’s Anna Head Alumnae Hall located on the 2400 block of Bowditch Street between Channing Way and Haste Street, the UC Police Department said on Twitter. The building is near People’s Park and about two blocks from the main campus.

The university said in a statement that four people were evacuated from the top floor and nobody was injured. A report on the police scanner indicated that two people were rescued from a ledge. 

Built in 1927, the brown-shingle structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the university said. The building first served as the assembly hall for the all-girls Anna Head School Complex. The university acquired the building when the school relocated to Oakland in 1964 and became the Head-Royce School.

Berkeleyside reporter Ally Markovich reported that the building has caught fire four times in the past two years. 

The UC Police Department asked people to stay clear of responders in the area. 

This is a developing story and details will be added as they become available.

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