TBS Today, July 2

  • A 2-acre vegetation fire on Grizzly Peak last night started because of fireworks. Police are investigating. ICYMI: We've updated the story we published late last night.
  • BPD is also investigating an armed carjacking attempt in broad daylight in one of Berkeley's most popular shopping districts.
Fireworks started 2-acre grass fire in Berkeley-Oakland hills
Firefighters were able to put out the blaze quickly with an “aggressive fire attack,” BFD said. Authorities are investigating how it started.
Armed carjacking attempt on Fourth Street in Berkeley
A man brandished a gun at a woman and tried to take her car keys, police said.

Thanks to the tipsters who made sure we knew about both stories. We always love reader tips.

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