By Steve Rubenstein and Kale Williams : sfgate – excerpt

Second building blaze in two days in SF’s Mission District

At least a dozen people were displaced and two firefighters were injured Friday after the second major blaze in the Mission District in two days scorched a three-unit apartment building.

Around 9:30 a.m., fire crews responded to 145 San Jose Ave., near 24th Street. Flames spread quickly up the back of the four-story wood-frame building, said Jonathan Baxter, a spokesman for the Fire Department. The fire was contained by 10:20 a.m., but not before at least two of the units suffered significant damage…

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries, though, one a cut hand and the other a bloody nose. Both were treated at the scene, Baxter said…

The 12 residents of the burned building were likely to be displaced, and it was not immediately clear if another nine people from a building to the north would be allowed to return to their residences. The Red Cross was helping victims, Baxter said… (more)


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