Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Crime & Courts

Officials: Massive San Francisco fire last month that forced evacuations accidental, not arson

San Francisco fire officials say a massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site last month was accidental, not arson.

In a report released Tuesday, investigators say the five-alarm fire on March 11 in the city's Mission Bay neighborhood began when a hot or smoldering object ignited wood that was part of the building's structure.

Fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said a more detailed report that could explain what caused the blaze is expected in the next couple of weeks.

Fire officials said a day after the fire that they were looking into preliminary reports that workers at the block-long site were doing torch work.

The fire threatened nearby structures and prompted evacuations as firefighters worked to prevent its spread through the neighborhood.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.94% up 3.93%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.03% -- 3.03%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.17% up 4.13%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.33% up 3.27%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.12% up 3.09%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.32% up 4.31%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.05% dw 5.08%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.48% dw 4.50%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.50% dw 4.52%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.93% dw 2.94%  
36 M Used Graph 3.48% up 3.46%  
48 M New Graph 3.22% dw 3.23%  
48 M Used Graph 3.04% -- 3.04%  
60 M New Graph 3.24% -- 3.24%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% up 0.38%  
1 yr Graph 0.72% up 0.71%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% dw 1.52%  

See the latest updates on the hottest midterm races from Fox News

Full Elections Coverage →

Keep up with all the 2014 races in

Coverage →