SAN FRANCISCO—Two residents were injured on Monday, June 29 in a house fire in San Francisco’s Ingleside district, located at 1141 Plymouth Avenue; adjacent to Ocean Avenue. The fire was reported at 8:56 a.m. and escalated to a three-alarm fire, according to the San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman, Mindy Talmadge. Reports stated that the two residents of the Ingleside fire were trapped behind the residence in an in-law unit.
Firefighters arrived at a scene of heavy smoke in the garage. Their efforts to enter from the rear entrance to contain the main blaze of fire were initially delayed due to clutter in the garage. Six pit bulls at the scene also prevented their entry from the side entrance. The dogs were taken to safety by SF animal control officers; two dogs were later discovered dead inside the unit.
A firefighter and resident were treated for heat exhaustion, and a neighboring passerby was treated for injuries sustained from tripping over a fire hose. The American Red Cross assisted in the aid of the injured victims and animals.
Two neighboring buildings were also damaged in the Ingleside fire. The flames were contained at 10:11 a.m. and extinguished at 10:31 a.m. with all residents accounted for. The cause of the fire is still being investigated; the city’s Department of Building Inspection will be evaluating the condition of the structure.