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Fire burns 3-story residential building in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood

PIX Now - Morning Edition 5/2/24
PIX Now - Morning Edition 5/2/24 12:35

A fire damaged a multi-unit residential building in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood Thursday morning, fire officials said.

The two-alarm fire was burning a multiple-unit building on the southeast corner of Jackson Avenue and Leavenworth Street. The San Francisco Fire Department posted video from the fire scene at 8:36 a.m.

Flames and smoke were seen coming from the roof of the three-story building. The Fire Department said there was smoke and fire on all three floors. The top two floors are residential with a commercial space on the first floor.

The Fire Department said the fire was causing a delay on the Powell & Hyde cable car line that runs on Jackson Street.

By about 9:40 a.m., the fire had been extinguished, the department said.

Fire Capt. Justin Schorr said investigators have yet to determine what caused the fire and where it started, but initial reports indicate it sparked in one of the residential units.

No major injuries were reported, though two neighbors reported having some breathing issues due to smoke and were treated at the scene and released, he said.

Firefighters remained at the scene late Thursday morning to look for hot spots and make sure the fire didn't spark back up.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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