SAN FRANCISCO―A San Francisco man was critically injured after a fire broke out inside his apartment unit in the Mission District on Saturday, February 5 officials reported.
According to San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Lt. Jonathan Baxter, firefighters received a report of a fire at 1:18 p.m. on the third floor of an apartment complex at 255 Dorland Street in the MIssion District.
The address of the building is listed online as a senior apartment complex. Officials have not yet disclosed the name of the victim or his age.
Officials reported that when the man was rescued from his apartment, he initially did not have a pulse. A firefighter paramedic from Engine 7 arrived at the scene and was able to immediately perform CPR after the victim was pulled from the building, Lt. Baxter indicated.
The victim was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment. He was taken to the intensive care unit.
A shelter-in-place order for the surrounding area lasted for about a half hour. Lt. Baxter reported that the fire was isolated to the single residence and contained by 1:26 p.m.
The cause of the fire, which originated in the victim’s unit, is still under investigation.