No One Hurt in S.F. Financial District Restaurant Fire

By: Brian Shields - Wed, 16 May 2012 16:42:59 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- A fire that started in the flue of a restaurant in San Francisco's  Financial District Wednesday afternoon is out, a fire department  spokeswoman said.

      The fire was reported at 1:22 p.m. on the ground floor of a  three-story building near the intersection of Jackson and Front streets.

      Yong Chong, an employee at Cafe Insalata, said smoke was coming  from a restaurant across the street, Kokkari Estiatorio, located at 200  Jackson St.

      Fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the flue runs all  the way to the top of the building, and although firefighters also found fire  in the flue space on the top floor, the flames did not extend into the  building.

      The blaze was extinguished at 2:04 p.m., she said.

      The building was safely evacuated while crews fought the fire, and  no injuries have been reported, Talmadge said.
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