SAN FRANCISCO—Thirteen people were displaced during a one-alarm residential fire that is believed to have been caused by fireworks landing on the rooftop of a building. The San Francisco Fire Department responded to more than five fires on Sunday, July 4.
Firefighters responded to a report of residential fire at 1674 Kirkwood Avenue at approximately 3:11 a.m. The fire spread to the first and second floors of the building where two water hoses were needed to battle both fires, according to the Citizen App.
Authorities arrived on scene to redirect and block traffic on Newhall and 3rd Streets. The Red Cross requested to aid the 13 residents who were displaced as a result of the fire.
Firefighters advised that the blaze was under control at approximately 3:39 a.m.
The fire is thought to have started from fireworks that landed and ignited on the rooftop of the building, according to police. No injuries were reported by the SFFD as a result of the fire.
The San Francisco Fire Department responded to at least five fires including the residential fire on Kirkwood Avenue, 19th and Bryant Streets, 19th and York Streets, 20th, and Irving Streets, and 22nd and Harrison Streets.
The SFFD reported via Twitter that these fires and multiple others that occurred on July 4 have been extinguished. No injuries were reported from the other fires battled by firefighters during the night.