Sirens and choppers around the Lower Haight this evening as we are getting reports of a 3-alarm fire on the 400 block of Waller Street. Neighbors have spotted 8 fire trucks on the scene between Fillmore and Steiner and adjacent residents have been evacuated. Also, police are apparently not directing traffic around the area, so there's a backup on Fillmore from Haight to Waller. Best to avoid the area and the 22-Fillmore line if you can.

ABC7 is currently showing live video from their in-flight news team over the scene. The rest of the details are thin right now and we apologize for the cellphone photos, but we'll update when we know more.

Update: KTVU reports the fire was under control by 9pm, after doing some significant damage to the building. No injuries were reported, thankfully and a cat was rescued.

Neighborhood blog Haighteration was also on hand to capture the scene and document SFFD's work.