Four-alarm fire injures three, displaces 75

A four-alarm fire on San Francisco’s Hyde Street early Wednesday morning hospitalized three people and displaced dozens of others, a spokeswoman for St. Francis Memorial Hospital said.

The blaze was reported shortly after 5 a.m. in the 800 block of Hyde Street, between Sutter and Bush streets, a fire dispatcher said.

The fire was controlled at about 7:30 a.m., but firefighters are expected to remain at the scene for most of the day, the dispatcher said.

Three people were taken to St. Francis with minor injuries, but those victims have been treated and released, hospital spokeswoman Abbie Yant said.

Employees at the hospital, located a block up Hyde Street from where the fire burned, helped the American Red Cross set up a room where displaced residents can rest, and provided snacks and beverages for them.

Red Cross spokesman Steve Sharp said about 75 residents were displaced.

“We’re working on setting up a shelter,” Sharp said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

San Francisco Municipal Railway buses are being rerouted due to street closures in the area.

Lines 2 and 27 and express lines 1, 31 and 38 have been rerouted until further notice, according to an alert posted on Muni’s website.

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