A hit-and-run driver knocked over a fire hydrant in the South of Market area Tuesday, according to a witness at the scene. The accident happened on Third Street between Howard and Folsom streets around 9:30 a.m., according to Charlene Evans, a worker in the area who reported the watery aftermath to The SF Examiner. The resultant geyser was “like four stories high,” Evans said. Read More
The cause of a three-alarm fire that tore through a vacant home in the Bayview district late Saturday remains unknown, authorities said Sunday. The blaze spread to neighboring homes and displaced 30 residents.The fire at 1881 Oakdale Ave. began about 9:30 p.m., spreading to two-story homes on either side before it was extinguished about 90 minutes later, the Fire Department said. Read More
A catastrophic earthquake strikes the Bay Area, and Oakland’s emergency responders can’t communicate with their San Francisco peers. Firefighters are called to a burning apartment building, but can’t see flames approaching across the complex. A child or Alzheimer’s sufferer is missing, but police in other cities lack a photo. Read More
A vehicle traveling down the crooked block of San Francisco's Lombard Street struck a fire hydrant, sending water flooding down the street and into nearby homes, authorities and eyewitnesses said.
The car struck a hydrant at 12:23 p.m. about halfway down the 1000 block of Lombard Street, the block famous for its eight steep, downhill turns, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
Pedestrian rights activists are calling for criminal charges against a shuttle bus driver who ran over a man in a crosswalk in the Tenderloin last week. But prosecutors say that California law typically only supports criminal charges when the crash results in death.Surveillance footage captured the tragic collision at Eddy and Leavenworth streets at about 2:15 p.m. on Feb. 14. Read More
After all the fuss, a Telegraph Hill burglary suspect who had refused to come down from a steep hillside – leading to a more than 24-hour-long standoff with San Francisco police – has apparently gotten away. Read More
A San Francisco fire truck was involved in a crash while en route to a non-fire-related call, according to a dispatcher.
About 3:20 p.m. Thursday, the fire truck collided with another vehicle near the intersection of Fourth and Townsend streets. No injuries were reported.
Details regarding the cause of the accident or the type of vehicle were not immediately available.
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Firefighters were scrambling Friday to replace toys lost when The City's biggest blaze in more than seven years left as many as 60 people homeless at the height of the holiday season.The effort to help those displaced by the blaze came after firefighters saw ruined gifts strewn in the wreckage near the city's historic Alamo Square, Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. Read More