Major fire damaged business near San Francisco's Presidio

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- Firefighters have extinguished a major fire adjacent to San Francisco's Presidio.

The fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. at 2942 Lyon St, near the intersection of Lombard Street.

The fire appears to be burning at the popular bar, Liverpool Lils.

That is across the street from the Lombard Gate of the Presidio.

A second alarm was called at 7:48 a.m. The fire was contained as of 8:38 a.m. and crews were being released from the scene as of shortly after 9 a.m., fire officials said.

Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Burke said the fire apparently started in the rear of the two-story building and extended into the walls and attic above office space on the second floor.

Burke said Liverpool Lil's sustained water and smoke damage and firefighters also had to cut holes in the roof for ventilation while trying to extinguish the blaze.

"They're going to be out for a while," he said of the restaurant, which has been in the restaurant for more than 40 years.

Raymond Archer, the concierge at the nearby Travelodge at 2755 Lombard St., said a portion of the hotel was briefly evacuated during the response to the blaze but that fire crews have since allowed the occupants to return to their rooms.

"The fire crews did an amazing job of stopping the fire before it reached the hotel," Archer said.

There are no reports of any injuries.

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