Fire damages restaurant in SF's Tenderloin

San Francisco firefighters put out a one-alarm fire at a popular restaurant in the Tenderloin district Saturday morning.

Fire personnel in the area of Post and Larkin streets around 9 a.m. noticed smoke from a nearby building, leading them to Little Henry's restaurant at 955 Larkin St., according to fire officials.

The firefighters quickly called for backup after finding flames inside the business, fire officials said.

Crews were able to contain the blaze to the restaurant's kitchen and got the fire under control by 9:23 a.m., fire Lt. Robert Lopez said. No injuries were reported.

The fir prompted Little Henry's to close for at least the rest of the day, a restaurant employee said.

She said she did not yet know whether damage from the fire would keep the eatery from opening in time for its annual Thanksgiving meal.

Bay Area NewsSan Francisco Fire DepartmentTenderloin

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

San Francisco DJ and producer Jah Yzer livestreams most mornings from his home. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Roots & Tings build community through music

Lateef the Truthspeaker, Jah Yzer and Winstrong call for voting as a form of healing

On Oct. 13, people lined up to vote early for the presidential election in Southlake, Texas. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
<ins></ins>
Five things to watch for in the run-up to Nov. 3

Down-ballot races, as much as the presidency, will determine the future course of this nation

WeChat (Shutterstock)
U.S. District Court denies Trump request to shutdown WeChat app

A federal judge in San Francisco denied a request by the U.S.… Continue reading

School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)
Angered by Lowell decision, SFUSD grad targets school board members with violent imagery

Facebook page depicts two women of color on board with swastikas and x-marks on their faces

Most Read