Four-Alarm Mission District Fire Displaces 37, Causes Injuries

By: M. Whitney Jr. - Sun, 06 May 2012 23:45:53 -0800

      SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- A total of 37 people have been displaced by a four-alarm fire in San Francisco's Mission District that burned at least two multi-unit apartment buildings Sunday morning, according to the Red Cross.

      A total of 30 adults and 7 children were displaced by the blaze, which was reported at a building near Duboce and Valencia streets just before  10 a.m., Red Cross spokeswoman Cynthia Shaw said.

      All of those people have either been provided housing for the night or made their own arrangements, Shaw said.

      Flames and smoke were seen pouring out of several windows on the top floor of a four-story apartment building with a business on the ground floor during the fire, according to a San Francisco fire department  dispatcher.

      Flames spread to at least one adjacent building, and firefighters  attacked the blaze from the roof and the street.

      The fire was contained at about 11:20 a.m., according to the fire  department.

      Several crews remained at the scene at 11:30 a.m. and several  streets in the surrounding neighborhood continued to be shut down.

      Dispatchers said some people had been transported to the hospital  for injuries but would not say how many or who. A fire department spokeswoman has not returned calls seeking comment.
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