161701875, WF, WORKING FIRE, 4TH ALARM, 3312 MISSION ST, SF, pic.twitter.com/OGpSEDeyOk— SF Firefighters 798 (@SFFFLocal798) June 18, 2016
A five-alarm fire is burning on Mission Street near 29th Street, impacting as many as eight buildings and causing officials to order area residents to shelter in place.
#Mfire UPDATE 8 building involved no Injuries shelter in place 5 block radius 1611 hrs— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) June 18, 2016
The shelter-in-place order applies to those "between San Jose Ave Cesar Chavez 30th Street and Folsom to Eugenia and Elsie on the East," fire officials say via Twitter.
#Mfire UPDATE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERED if within: Between San Jose Ave Cesar Chavez 30th Street and Folsom to Eugenia and Elsie on the East— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) June 18, 2016
WORKING FIRE, 3RD ALARM, 3312 MISSION ST, SF, 06/18/16 1436 pic.twitter.com/uwBl5vXeII— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) June 18, 2016
According to a tweet from the San Francisco Fire Department, the fire began at 3312 Mission Street, which is the location of a Cole Hardware
Via Twitter, San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Officer Grace Gatpandan warns pedestrians and drivers away from the area, which is closed as SFFD battles the flames.
Initially reported as a three-alarm blaze, the fire was escalated to four alarms at around 2:45 Saturday afternoon, and was boosted to a five-alarm fire at around 3:50 p.m.
According to the SFFD, no injuries have been reported in the blaze.
#Mfire update 4alarn no injuries defensive fire now 5bldgs affected evacuation 3312-3366 Mission PIO PRESSER 1530 NW 29 mission— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) June 18, 2016
Surrounding buildings at the addresses from 3312 through 3366 Mission are also being evacuated, according to the SFFD, as the fire as spread to those structures. Eventually, according to a tweet from SFFD, as many as eight buildings in the area of the fire are "involved" in the blaze.
Those displaced by the fire have been asked to head to the parking lot of the Safeway at 3350 Mission so they can check in with and receive help from the Red Cross.
Area residents are also being encouraged to close windows and doors to avoid the heavy smoke that's filled the air.
UPDATE: 14/14R and 49 re-routing around fire in both directions off of Mission between Cesar Chavez and Randall streets.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) June 18, 2016
According to the SFMTA, the 14 and 49 lines, both of which typically travel down Mission, have been disrupted by the fire, and are being routed around the scene.
flames on roof pic.twitter.com/9AhRtDaHY2— Burrito Justice (@burritojustice) June 18, 2016
Sf fire bw 30th and 29th mission pic.twitter.com/QbZJMjFMJa— Kervin Calero (@kervkeys) June 18, 2016
Bernal Heights fire 29th street, bad pic.twitter.com/4HzjkoskOQ— Anna Samborska (@BernalOpera) June 18, 2016
Smoke continues bellowing out of residential building @ 29/Mission st an hour after witnesses reported seeing flames pic.twitter.com/lkegi3f2gW— Mission Local (@MLNow) June 18, 2016
This fire won't go out y'all! :( a guy next to me has pets in there pic.twitter.com/B5ykvZRtSR— rachael schafer (@rachaelschafer) June 18, 2016