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Red Cross helping 14 residents following Tenderloin building blaze

The Red Cross is helping 14 residents find temporary homes following a one-alarm blaze at a Tenderloin high-rise apartment complex Saturday evening.

The fire at 350 Ellis St. was reported at 5:22 p.m. and brought under control about 20 minutes later, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

San Francisco police reported Saturday that about 200 people were displaced by the fire, but that appears to have been over-estimated.

American Red Cross spokesman Jim Mallory said Sunday that his agency was housing 14 people displaced by the fire. He acknowledged others could have found temporary shelter with friends or family.

There were also conflicting numbers about reports of injuries from the fire. The Fire Department reported nine injuries and the Police Department reported seven. The extent of the injuries was not released.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

aburack@sfexaminer.com

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