An overnight blaze in the Mission Terrace neighborhood has claimed the life of a father and daughter, as well as the family dog.
As KPIX reports, the one-alarm fire was reported at 2:07 a.m. Wednesday at 66 Delano Avenue, and was ultimately contained by 3:10 a.m.
According to a neighbor who spoke with the station, a father and daughter resided in the home, and the daughter was attending law school at USF. Neighbors also said that the family had lived in the home for at least 20 years, and the mother died from breast cancer not long ago.
A dog also perished in the blaze, according to SFFD spokesperson Lt. Jonathan Baxter. NBC Bay Area reports that the woman who died was 23 years old.
ABC 7 spoke with another neighbor who said he and his son were awakened by their dog barking because of the flames, and they tried fighting the fire with a garden hose before the SFFD arrived on the scene. The neighbor also describes hearing the woman inside the house screaming "Dad! Dad!"
The neighbor, Joel Macdonald, tells ABC 7, "I was screaming, 'Camilla come out!’ She never came out." Macdonald said that the victim grew up with his son.
Update: The Examiner is reporting that the father has since died from his injuries and the story above has been updated to reflect that. The fire victims have been identified as 23-year-old Camila Ron Ruiz and 66-year-old Ricardo Ron.
A neighbor tells me the daughter living here with her father just started law school. The family has lived on the street for at least 20 years. The mother died of breast cancer not long ago.— Jobina Fortson (@JobinaFortson) September 18, 2019
• Fire started at 2am one of the people inside did not survivehttps://t.co/0Fv3ke9AbZ pic.twitter.com/efZZH498Xi