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Major San Francisco fire brought under control

Firefighters bring major apartment building blaze under control; up to 60 people left homeless By The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ' 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.


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