SAN FRANCISCO—Officials from the San Francisco Fire Department battled a fire that was reported at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at an apartment complex. The fire broke out at 659 Union Street. The fire transitioned from a second alarm blaze to a four-alarm firm shortly after several minutes.
Firefighters arrived at the scene a couple of minutes after the original call came through the hotline, and officials noted via social media they had the blaze under control by 9:30 p.m. Authorities reported one firefighter was injured when he fell through the floor.
Baxter also reported that 140 firefighters showed up at the Union Street address to combat the spread of fire.
Jenn Davis posted on Twitter: “Was at the store just around the corner when this fire started. Eyes are burning and air is hard to breathe. Be safe out there everyone.
According to the SFFD Twitter page, firefighters arrived on the scene within 2 minutes and starting to attack the fire within 6 minutes. A total of 8 people were displaced as a result of the fire. The region of Columbus and Broadway was shut down as officials battled the fire. The Red Cross was on scene to assist those displaced. Officials have not yet released the cause of the fire which is still under investigation.