Multiple rescues made at fire in San Francisco building

LATEST May 13, 1:15 p.m. The San Francisco Fire Department said that seven people were injured in a fire in an apartment complex in the city’s Western Addition neighborhood on Friday. Five of those people were taken to local hospitals.

The fire that broke out after 10 a.m. displaced 18 people, the department said.

The fire department originally said the fire started at 1355 Ellis. It later corrected the address to 10 Inca Lane

Teachers from the nearby Rosa Parks Elementary School ran into the burning building and rescued several older residents, the San Francisco Unified School District said in a message on Twitter.

Video footage of the fire shared on Twitter showed the building engulfed in flames. 

May 13, 11 a.m. More than 60 firefighters were on the scene of a fire that broke out inside a building at 1355 Ellis in San Francisco’s Fillmore District, officials said.

Lt. Jonathan Baxter, a spokesperson for the fire department, said four people were rescued from flames and one of those individuals is in critical condition. Baxter said firefighters are searching the building for additional people.

The San Francisco Fire Department responded to a fire in a building at 1355 Ellis on May 13, 2022.

The San Francisco Fire Department responded to a fire in a building at 1355 Ellis on May 13, 2022.

San Francisco Fire Department

The fire broke out in the three-story residential apartment complex just after 10 a.m. 

“It’s still an active fire at this time on the second and third floors,” Baxter told SFGATE at 11 a.m. “At this time, it doesn’t look like it has spread to other buildings.”

The fire department is asking the public to avoid the area.

The San Francisco Fire Department responded to a fire in a building at 1355 Ellis on May 13, 2022.

The San Francisco Fire Department responded to a fire in a building at 1355 Ellis on May 13, 2022.

San Francisco Fire Department

This is a developing story and will be updated as new details become available. 


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