A good Samaritan trying to jump a dead car battery got more than he bargained for when the car needing the help ended up dangling from the fourth story of a parking garage, closing a San Francisco street for more than an hour Thursday afternoon.The car, which was described as a light-blue Mazda 3 sedan with Nevada plates, was reported hanging partially from a parking garage at Third and Folsom streets around 1:10 p.m., according to San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge. Read More
A one-alarm fire damaged a computer lab at a children's center in San Francisco early Sunday morning, fire officials said.Firefighters went to the Children's Council of San Francisco at 455 Church Street on a report of fire at 12:50 a.m., according to the fire department.Initial reports were that the building was affiliated with nearby Mission High School, which was inaccurate, according to dispatch. Read More
A gas leak caused by construction closed a street in downtown San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon.Contractors working on the new Transbay Transit Center struck a 16-inch natural gas pipeline on Beale Street at about 11:50 a.m., according to a press release.The San Francisco Fire Department and PG&E were notified of the leak, according to a Transbay Transit Center spokesman. Read More
A kitchen fire at a San Francisco juvenile detention center on Tuesday night caused more than $100,000 in damage, a fire department spokeswoman said today.The one-alarm fire was reported at 8:09 p.m. at the Youth Guidance Center at 375 Woodside Ave. near Twin Peaks, which also contains courtrooms. Read More
A fire truck driving in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood this morning clipped a big-rig, which then hit a man on the sidewalk nearby, fire officials said.At about 9:10 a.m., the tiller ladder truck was conducting a routine check and was making a right turn from Mission Street onto New Montgomery Street when it struck the parked Penske big-rig, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
A two-alarm fire early Thursday morning damaged a clothing store and cafe that share a building in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, a fire department spokeswoman said.Firefighters responded at 4:59 a.m. and found a blaze burning at True Clothing and the People’s Cafe, located at 1415 and 1419 Haight St., near Masonic Avenue, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
Firefighters are at the scene of a two-alarm fire this morning at Haight Street and Masonic Avenue in San Francisco, a fire dispatcher said.The fire was reported at 4:59 a.m.
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Two women who were injured in a house fire in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood on Sunday night both died Tuesday, according to the medical examiner’s office.The women were identified by the medical examiner’s office today as Marilynn Postley, 84, and Connie Yim, 67, who also went by the name Connie Chung.The blaze was reported around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 1900 block of Jackson Street. Read More
An elderly woman and her caregiver suffered severe burns before they were rescued from a fire at a San Francisco home late Sunday night, an assistant fire chief said.San Francisco firefighters responded to one-alarm fire at 1980 Jackson St. around 11:30 p.m., Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Burke said. Read More
Two window washers escaped disaster Thursday morning after their scaffolding gave way, leaving them dangling at the top of a 16-story Mission Bay condominium complex for about 25 minutes before they were rescued.
The drama unfolded at the Arterra building at 300 Berry St., leaving the two men who had been pressure-washing the outside of the building hanging by their safety harnesses as the scaffolding slunk down vertically between the 16th and 14th floors. Read More