Fire in Hayes Valley
I just got home to my building in Hayes Valley, to find most of the streets blocked off (at least parts of Gough and Page Streets). A building a block away from me, on Page St., had caught fire. I’m going to go investigate, stay tuned.
UPDATE: The fire was reportedly four-alarm. It started at 52 Page Street, between Gough and Franklin Streets, spread to the building next door but was soon contained in about one hour. One tenant was reported to have jumped from an upper story window to escape, and a fireman was reported injured, but there has been no word of any casualties.
Red Cross is on the scene to assist the building’s tenants with minor injuries and finding housing for the night.
Streets surrounding the area are currently closed. Muni bus lines 6, 7, 71 and the F streetcar have temporary route changes.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
I took the photo shown here. SFGate also has some details as well as a few more photos.
UPDATE 2: The Examiner’s article on the fire tells a more personal story. We know have learned that there were 17 residents occupying the building, only one injured, and a cat saved! The building has been deemed unfit for immediate occupation, so the residents are finding new housing with assistance from the Red Cross.
No updates on the cause of the fire yet.