SAN FRANCISCO—A fire broke out on Saturday, April 21, on Eighth Avenue near the corner of Noriega Street that left one person dead in the Inner Sunset District. Officials from the San Francisco Fire Department responded to the emergency call that came in just after 9:30 p.m. when the flames erupted at 1808-1810 Eighth Avenue. The situation warranted a three-alarm ring with 100 firefighters responding to the call. The fire damaged three homes, two of the occupants were out of the country at the time of the fire.
The responders attacked the flames by climbing onto building rooftops to prevent the fire from further spreading on either side. Firefighters worked through the night to dampen the blaze, which they managed to contain shortly after midnight.
Surrounding neighbors were evacuated from their homes by authorities. The Red Cross is working with the three residents that were displaced by the fire.
The San Francisco Fire Department indicated via Twitter that the Medical Examiner is working to identify the victim killed during the fire. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital for a non-life threatening injury. The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.