SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco firefighters have controlled a five-alarm apartment building blaze that left up to 60 residents homeless.
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White says the fire that engulfed three buildings raged for about three hours Thursday afternoon before it was brought under control around 3 p.m.
The blaze sent one firefighter to the hospital with a burn to the neck, and another was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. A civilian was also hospitalized after inhaling smoke.
Hayes-White says the fire started in one of the neighborhood's trademark three-story Victorian homes and spread to a nearby apartment building and a single-family home. A total of 32 dwellings were destroyed.
At the fire's peak, about 150 firefighters were on the scene. That's about half the city's daytime firefighting force.