A two-alarm fire broke out around 10:20 a.m. Friday at a residential building in the Western Addition, sending smoke up over the middle of San Francisco that could be seen from around the Bay.
According to San Francisco Fire Department Public Information Officer Jonathan Baxter, the fire was burning at 1355 Ellis Street, near Laguna, at a housing complex pictured below. A video posted to the Citizen app showed flames coming out of at least one unit.
Baxter said that "multiple rescues" were underway.
2ND ALARM FIRE, 1355 ELLIS ST, SF, MULTIPLE RESCUES BEING EXECUTED AVOID AREA pic.twitter.com/AGo4LrNuo9— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA (@SFFDPIO) May 13, 2022
Details about injuries and possible displacements are not yet available.
Updates as warranted.
Update: The SFFD says that seven people were treated for injuries at the scene of the fire, and five were transported to hospitals for treatment. 18 people were displaced as a result of the fire.
Photo via Citizen