Fire crews contain blaze in San Francisco’s Castro District

Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A 4-alarm fire broke out early Saturday morning in San Francisco’s Castro District, according to fire officials.

The fire was burning in the 400 block of Castro Street.

The San Francisco Fire Chief said the fire was burning in two buildings and a few other buildings were being evaluated.

The fire department says one person with serious injuries was taken to a burn center to be treated.

A firefighter was also taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Officials say the firefighter is expected to be ok.

The impacted buildings are residential on the top and commercial on the bottom.

Officials say the fire began in the back of the building in the attic area.

The San Francisco Department of Emergency management posted to Twitter warning residents to avoid the area of Castro and 18th Streets.

At this time, 13 adults were displaced from their homes.

The Red Cross is assisting seven adults and two pets.

City services will work with three businesses that were impacted and disaster funds will be available in order to recover.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Check back for more details as this is developing.

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