Three-alarm fire in downtown high rise contained without injuries

San Francisco firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in a 25-story residential high-rise under windy conditions in the Financial District Monday evening.

The fire broke out on the 12th floor of the Gateway Apartment building at 405 Davis Court at 5:27 p.m. and spread up to the 16th floor, according to Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Baxter.

It was contained shortly before 6 p.m.

A San Francisco Firefighter peers up out of a charred window shortly after extinguishing a three-alarm fire in a residential high-rise at 405 Davis Court on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

No injuries have been reported.

Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said firefighters faced challenging conditions because it was a windy evening.

The fire affected around 30 units in the building, which has just under 200 units.

Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who also responded to the fire scene, praised the fire department’s response.

“High-rise fires are a potential nightmare and this thing went exactly as it should, nobody hurt,” Peskin said.

The Red Cross is assisting the residents that were displaced and opened a shelter overnight at the Salvation Army’s Chinatown Corps Community Center at 1450 Powell Street.

Kevin N. Hume and Bay City News contributed to this story

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