A San Francisco firefighter has died after being injured while battling a blaze in The City’s Diamond Heights neighborhood Thursday morning.Three firefighters were hurt while fighting the fire, which was reported 10:44 a.m. at a four-story home on a hill in the 100 block of Berkeley Way, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.All three were taken to San Francisco General Hospital. Read More
Two young children fell from a second-story window of a home in the San Francisco Bayview district on Tuesday afternoon, according to the San Francisco Fire Department,A 5-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl where taken to San Francisco General Hospital after the fall, which occurred on the 2600 block of Newhall Street just before 3:30 p.m., according to a dispatcher from the San Francisco Fire Department. Read More
A fire that injured two people in San Francisco’s Bayview district early this morning is being considered accidental, a fire department spokeswoman said.The one-alarm fire was reported at about 2 a.m. at a two-story home in the 1000 block of Hollister Avenue.Firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze by 2:20 a.m., a fire dispatcher said. Read More
Two adults were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire in San Francisco this morning, a fire dispatcher said.Firefighters responded to the one-alarm blaze at a two-story home at 1059 Hollister Ave. around 2 a.m.The fire was under control by 2:20 a.m., a fire dispatcher said.The cause of the fire is under investigation. Read More
A three-alarm fire that burned in the Mission district Friday afternoon had fire crews working to contain the blazes in a steep-pitched roof and high winds.
The fire which broke out at 506 Capp St. around 4:15 p.m. quickly spread to 508 Capp St. adjacent to the original structure and the building immediately behind it on 21st Street, San Francisco Fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.
There were no injuries in the blaze, but a bird cage and dog were rescued, Talmadge said. Read More
Hundreds of onlookers stared up at flames shooting from two buildings in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood as firefighters worked to extinguish the four-alarm blaze Wednesday evening.
Click on the photo at right to see more shots of the fire or scroll down to see images and video captured from people around San Francisco. Read More
San Francisco firefighters are at the scene of a one-alarm fire in The City’s Castro district. The fire was reported at 12:23 p.m. at a four-story building at 165 Collingwood St., between 18th and 19th streets near the Eureka Valley Recreation Center. The blaze, which burned the building’s roof area, sent a plume of black smoke into the air.“It was definitely a very visual fire,” San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
A surfing instructor who died Wednesday in the waters off San Francisco's Ocean Beach was remembered Thursday as an excellent surfer, a talented teacher and a remarkable person by his best friend and business partner.
Jonathan Luhn, 44, of San Jose, owned and taught at Aloha Wave Riders in Santa Cruz, said Chris Ewing, his friend of 25 years and Aloha co-owner. Read More
A surfer who was pulled unconscious from the waters off of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach on Wednesday afternoon has died, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office.Jonathan Luhn, 44, of San Jose, was identified Thursday as the man who was spotted floating in the water at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. Read More