An elderly man was taken to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation Sunday morning after a fire broke out at a residential hotel in North Beach, according to Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
Peskin said the fire started inside a unit of the Hotel Europa at 310 Columbus Ave. Fire crews were on scene just after 9 a.m. with a rescue underway, the San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 said on Twitter.
“By all accounts he’ll be okay,” Peskin said of the elderly man.
The fire comes a month after a scorching blaze ripped through a nearby building at 659 Union St. near Columbus Avenue on St. Patrick’s Day. That night, Peskin called for fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White to resign over her department’s response to the blaze. Peskin has since apologized.
“I thanked the chief this morning,” Peskin said Sunday. “She and I communicated, and they did a good job.”
— SF Firefighters 798 (@SFFFLocal798) April 15, 2018
This story has been updated with additional information