Home under construction destroyed following fire in San Francisco

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
San Francisco home under construction damaged by fire

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A fire at the Habitat for Humanity construction site in San Francisco's Ocean View area destroyed one of the non-profit's under-construction homes and damaged two others Friday night.

The fire broke out at 11 p.m. on Sagamore Street near Alemany Boulevard where several new affordable homes by Habitat for Humanity were under construction.

Fire crews responded and contained the fire, limiting the damage to the 28-unit Habitat Terrace Development.

At one point flames were visible from Highway 280.

"The fire at Habitat Terrace is obviously disheartening but we are grateful it didn't spread beyond these three homes," said Phillip Kilbridge, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. "The community that helped us build these homes will be the community that returns to rebuild them. This is yet another way Habitat provides inventive solutions to our area's expensive real estate challenges."

It is unclear how the schedule for volunteering at Habitat Terrace will be affected by the fire. Habitat Greater San Francisco cancelled the volunteer day for the 100 volunteers scheduled to build at Habitat Terrace on Saturday. It will keep volunteers scheduled to build in coming weeks posted via its website on whether their build days might be rescheduled.

If you would like to donate to help Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco rebuild the damaged homes, click here.

Officials are investigating the cause of this fire.