Woman killed in Sunset District house fire identified as SF resident, bartender

A woman who died in a house fire early Tuesday morning in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood has been identified as 28-year-old Kelsey O’Leary, according to the city’s medical examiner’s office.

Firefighters initially responded to the blaze, located in the 1300 block of Funston Avenue, around 3:30 a.m. and were able to contain it within about 30 minutes.

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O’Leary, a San Francisco resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. A man was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, fire officials said.

The blaze displaced six residents, including a child, according to fire officials.

The cause for the fire remains under investigation.

San Francisco bar Third Rail on Wednesday said in a Facebook post that O’Leary had worked there as a bartender.

“Yesterday we lost a beloved friend, family member, and bartender,” the post said. “It’s with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to someone as loving, funny, and talented as Kelsey O’Leary.”

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