SAN FRANCISCO—On Sunday, August 9, a two-alarm fire damaged residents’ buildings on Carmelita Street in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. According to the San Francisco Fire Department, a total of 11 residents were displaced and one firefighter was injured as a result of the fire that occurred Sunday morning.
Officials said that the SFFD responded to a report of the fire at 3:30 a.m. on the 100 block of Carmelita Street. When the SFFD arrived at the scene of the incident, smoke was traveling from the third floor of the building. A second alarm was called to cease the spread of the fire within the building and to prevent the fire from spreading to surrounding buildings.
The residential buildings from 77 Carmelita Street to 79 Carmelita Street were damaged by the fire. Additionally, the residential buildings at 99 Carmelita Street and 661 to 663 Waller Streets were damaged by exposure to the fire.
At 5 a.m., the fire was contained. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated. Displaced residents are being assisted by the American Red Cross.