SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A two-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood led to multiple rescues being executed, according to a tweet from the San Francisco Fire Department.
The fire was initially reported to be at 1355 Ellis Street; in fact, it is at 10 Inca Lane, according to a subsequent SFFD tweet. The department is asking people to avoid the area.
In a tweet midday Friday, the department stated that five people were rescued, including two with critical injuries, two with moderate injuries and one with minor injuries. The fire is still active on the first and second floors of the structure, though there’s been no extension to adjoining structures.
Five victims were transported to the hospital, one a senior who is in critical but now stable condition, according to a tweet from District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston.
Preston praised firefighters for their “tremendous work” and said they were now working to “make sure all displaced residents get assistance.”
A total of seven people were injured and 18 displaced, according to a follow-up by the SFFD.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.