A fire in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood early Monday morning that sent three people to the hospital and caused about $1.5 million in damage is believed to be accidental, a fire department spokeswoman said.The two-alarm fire was reported at 12:13 a.m. in two residential units at 1547 and 1549 Powell St., San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
A one-alarm fire at a residential hotel in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Wednesdat morning displaced at least one resident, a firefighter said.Firefighters responded to reports of smoke at 135 Sixth St. at about 6:50 a.m., firefighter Al Posey said.Crews had the fire controlled by about 7:25 a.m., but the blaze caused some damage to the four-story building. The American Red Cross was called to assist any residents who needed help, Posey said. Read More
Updated on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10 p.m. - A man who apparently suffered some sort of medical emergency at the Powell Street Station Tuesday afternoon fell down and caught his hair and jacket in the escalator. Police said he later died due to unknown causes.Horrified witnesses called for help around 1 p.m. after the man got caught in the escalator at the northwestern end of the station. The man was found at the base of the stairway. Read More
A screaming man who was engulfed in flames ran out of an adult bookstore in the South of Market district in San Francisco on Wednesday night.
The unidentified man suffered life threatening burns after the bizarre blaze at Sixth and Mission streets, police and fire officials said.
Police and fire personnel were in the area responding to a separate call when the man jetted out of the Golden Gate Adult Superstore at 99 Sixth St. around 6:20 p.m. Read More
Two destructive fires in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and Bernal Heights neighborhoods last week appear to have been accidental, a fire department spokeswoman said Monday.The Tenderloin fire was reported at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday at the Franciscan Towers, a 105-unit residential hotel at 217 Eddy St., fire officials said. Read More
A firefighter was injured when he fell from a ladder while battling a three-alarm blaze that caused about $1 million in damage to three buildings on San Francisco’s Mission Street on Wednesday night, Deputy Fire Chief Pat Gardner said.The fire was reported at about 8:10 p.m. at 3212 Mission St. near Valencia Street in the Bernal Heights area. Read More
A firefighter was injured falling from a ladder Wednesday night while battling a three-alarm blaze in San Francisco’s Mission district, a fire captain said.The firefighter was taken to a hospital in stable condition and there were no other injuries reported as of Thursday morning, according to fire Capt. Tony Dumont. Read More
Firefighters contained a three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood Tuesday night, a fire that a police spokesman said injured 20 people.Officer Albie Esparza said the fire in the 200 block of Eddy Street broke out somewhere on the structure’s first floor, causing smoke and flames to move throughout the building. Read More
Residents were evacuated from a building in the Tenderloin neighborhood Tuesday night after a 3-alarm fire broke out on the first floor.
The fire on the 200 block of Eddy Street was reported around 8:56 p.m., according to a police department spokesperson. Read More
An 18-year-old man was rescued from a cliff north of Ocean Beach in San Francisco early Monday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
The rescue occurred at about 5:15 a.m. just north of the Cliff House, located at 1090 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.
The victim was stuck about 15 feet below the cliff top, Talmadge said. Read More