Firefighters at the scene of a blaze at Ellis and Mason streets Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

UPDATE: Fire damages Tenderloin SRO

A one-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood this afternoon damaged a residential hotel and a neighboring building before it was brought under control, according to fire officials.

The fire was first reported at 125 Mason St., a residential building, shortly after 1 p.m.

Firefighters arriving on the scene found black smoke coming from the building, most of it from the rear, and quickly determined that it was also affecting 130 Eddy St., an SRO, according to fire department spokesperson Jonathan Baxter.

The fire was contained at the Mason Street building shortly after 1:30 p.m. but firefighters continued to work to put out some fire in the walls of the Eddy Street building, Baxter said. It was declared under control shortly before 2 p.m.

The Mason Street building had only minor exterior damage, while the Eddy Street property has water damage and exterior damage with fire extending into the walls, he said.

There were no injuries reported. No displacements were reported as of this afternoon, but that may change as residents return home, Baxter said.

The fire’s cause and point of origin remain under investigation.

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