Crews work the scene of a house fire that sent one person to the hospital on Cora Street in San Francisco's Visitation Valley neighborhood Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Photo Courtesy SFFD/Twitter)

Crews work the scene of a house fire that sent one person to the hospital on Cora Street in San Francisco's Visitation Valley neighborhood Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Photo Courtesy SFFD/Twitter)

Man burned in Visitacion Valley house fire remains in critical condition

A 77-year-old man who suffered third-degree burns in a Visitacion Valley house fire this week remained in critical condition Wednesday morning, fire officials said.

The one-alarm fire was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at 21 Cora St., although initial reports indicated the fire occurred at 25 Cora St., said Jonathan Baxter, a spokesperson for the Fire Department.

Firefighters responded within four minutes and “were confronted with heavy flames and smoke,” Baxter said.

Toward the back of the single-family house, where the fire is believed to have started, firefighters found a man suffering from third-degree burns. He was taken to a hospital where he remained in critical condition Wednesday.

The blaze was declared under control within 20 minutes, and didn’t immediately appear to be suspicious, although fire officials are still investigating the cause.

No other injuries were reported.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.critical conditionfireSan Francisco Fire Departmentthird-degree burnsVisitacion Valley

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