A man pulled from a burning building in the Richmond District died Monday afternoon.
The two-alarm fire at 1502-1508 Cabrillo St., near Golden Gate Park, caused fatal injuries to a man found inside the building. One firefighter also sustained mild injuries and “will be OK” according to Jonathan Baxter, a San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson.
“This fire came in just a little before 3 o’clock this afternoon, it was originally on the second floor with flames shooting out,” Baxter said in a live-streamed video briefing on Twitter. “This fire quickly escalated to the third floor and to the roof.”
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“We are asking people to avoid the area,” he added. “Unknown people will be displaced from this incident.”
Baxter told the San Francisco Examiner at 3:48 p.m. that the fire was “almost” contained.
The fire’s cause has not yet been determined, Baxter said.