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Five-alarm fire in SOMA-Mission District Impacts Businesses, Artists and Residents




A five-alarm fire broke out Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30 a.m. at Folsom Street, impacting six commercial buildings and displacing 100 workers.

Lt. Jonathan Baxter, Media Affairs for San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) said the area bordered the SOMA and Mission districts. SFFD remained on fire watch placing water on “hot spots” so there would be no flare ups. One firefighter was injured, taken to SF General and released.

The Red Cross and City of San Francisco are providing assistance to three displaced residents for housing and more.

Additionally, there was a mattress fire at 140 14th Street Monday, July 26, within a homeless encampment at approximately 11:30 p.m. Fire investigation task force is conducting investigations of both fires.

SFFD will be on the scene for two to three more days. The 100 th block of 14th street remains closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic throughout the week.

SFFD is working with GlassAll, a glass company, in another location to rearrange for their deliveries.

Six buildings were involved, two completely destroyed including artists and coalition housing.  Four buildings were severely damaged and one-to-two of those might have to be demolished.

A pet cat is also missing and no remains have been located.

The cause and origin of the fires are unknown.




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