One person was taken to the hospital after a one-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Castro District this morning, fire officials said.Fire crews were dispatched at 3:03 a.m. to 4343 19th St. after reports of a fire.The fire was contained by 3:15 a.m. and all crews left the scene by 4:50 a.m.One person was hospitalized with what appeared to be injuries not considered life-threatening, a fire official said. Read More
IMAGE OF THE WEEKOn the edge: A firefighter balances himself on the emergency stairway railing outside a window at a blaze in the Haight on Tuesday. No injuries were reported in the four-alarm fire at the 41-unit apartment building on the corner of Haight and Fillmore streets. (Mike Koozmin/The Examiner)WHAT TO READDreams of the DeadBy Perri O’Shaughnessy ($25) Read More
An underground fire sent smoke billowing up through manholes at a SoMa District intersection and knocked out power for about 1,100 people Thursday afternoon.The fire, which was first reported at 1:48 p.m., occurred at the intersection of Folsom and Harriet streets, according to fire department spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge. Firefighters doused the blaze with CO2, and by 3 p.m. it had been contained. Read More
A four-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood Tuesday displaced more than a dozen residents.The blaze was reported at 4:08 p.m. at a three-story building on the corner of Haight and Fillmore streets and was under control by 5:15 p.m.No injuries were reported, a fire dispatcher said. Read More
Firefighters continue to battle a fire that has grown to four alarms in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood.The blaze was reported at 4:08 p.m. at a three-story building on the corner of Haight and Fillmore streets.No injuries have been reported, a fire dispatcher said. Flames and smoke were no longer visible as of 5:45 p.m., but firefighters are still on the scene putting out hot spots, according to fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge. Read More
A structure fire at an abandoned factory was quickly doused by San Francisco firefighters Saturday, a fire dispatcher said.The 1-alarm fire was reported at 11:25 p.m. near the corner of Third Street and Mariposa Street. Firefighters had the fire under control by 11:36 p.m.Firefighters do not yet know how the fire in the concrete factory was started. Read More
There have been good days and bad days the past three months at the San Francisco Fire Department’s Station 26 — the peaceful former hilltop post of firefighters Vincent Perez and Anthony Valerio. Read More
The Fire Department Thursday plans to hold a Line of Duty Death Memorial Wall dedication ceremony unveiling the names of two firefighters who died in the line of duty earlier this year. Lt. Vincent A. Perez and firefighter-paramedic Anthony M. Valerio died from injuries sustained while fighting a house fire at 133 Berkeley Way in the Diamond Heights neighborhood.The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Fire Department headquarters, 698 Second St. Read More
A two-block radius near a busy Union Square intersection was closed most of Wednesday afternoon after a 10-inch gas main broke in the middle of the street in San Francisco.
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A construction crew struck a 10-inch gas line Wednesday afternoon, causing several blocks in downtown San Francisco to be closed.
The crew was working at Mason and Post streets at about 2 p.m. when it struck the line. PG&E was on the scene within minutes of the rupture in order to start making repairs, according to San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge.
As of just after 3 p.m., gas was still leaking from the pipeline. Read More