SAN FRANCISCO—A four-alarm fire broke out near the Castro Theatre on Saturday, November 16.
Reports of the fire came in around 4:30 a.m. at 456 Castro Street near 18th Street. Crews responded to the fire that started at the back of the building. The fire spread to a neighboring building. Firefighters extinguished the flames by 6 a.m.
The building has commercial spaces on the first floor and hosts residential living areas on the upper floors.
Three businesses were impacted by the fire. According to the San Francisco Fire Department, city services are helping those businesses receive disaster funds. Thirteen people have been displaced because of the fire. One victim was transported to a local hospital’s burn center and one firefighter was taken to the hospital for minor injuries sustained while battling the blaze.
Seven adults and two pets are receiving assistance from the Red Cross and city services.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.