Elderly man identified as victim of fatal fire


The two-alarm fire was reported at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at a three-story building at 65 Cleary Court, located near Laguna Street.

The blaze started in an apartment on the second floor and spread to a third-story unit, according to fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge.

Watts, a San Francisco resident, was in an apartment on the second floor, Talmadge said.

Two other men suffered smoke inhalation from the fire but declined to be taken to a hospital, while one firefighter suffered a minor laceration, according to Talmadge.

She said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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