A second fire in the Inner Mission in about as many months, as firefighters rushed to a burning apartment building on Capp Street between 18th and 19th Street early Thursday morning. Three people were killed by the fire, which burned through a stairway, and eleven people (including four firefighters) were injured. Witnesses report people jumping through windows in an attempt to reach safety. There's some horrifying pictures of the blaze from KTVU here.
And for those of you frantically reading your Treos on I-80 while stuck in traffic trying to get from the City into Oakland, the reason for the delay is a big rig that caught on fire on the Bay Bridge. All cars are being turned around at Yerba Buena. The big rig (which is full of beer) blew a tire, which caught on fire and then ignited the cab of the truck. The truck's past the tunnel, on the Oakland side of the lower deck. Two lanes on the westbound side have been closed down as well, due to the smoke. Now stop reading the internet in your car! You could hurt someone!
Picture of this morning's Capp Street fire from KRON4.com