Crews contain 3-alarm apartment building fire in SF's Inner Sunset neighborhood

Bay City News
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Crews contain 3-alarm apartment building fire in SF
A 3-alarm fire in San Francisco's Inner Sunset Tuesday night is now contained, according to the Fire Department.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A 3-alarm fire in San Francisco's Inner Sunset Tuesday night is now contained, according to Fire Department spokesperson Captain Jonathan Baxter at 10:15 p.m.

One-hundred firefighters battled the blaze, which was first announced at 8:30 p.m. and involves a three-story apartment complex at 1279 8th Ave and the 700 block of Irving Street.

Captain Jonathan Baxter said there is also a hardware store involved in the fire as well as a shed behind the store. The department reported heavy flames coming from the second story of the apartment complex at 8:30 p.m.

Baxter said there are no injuries reported, but an unknown amount of people are displaced. The Red Cross will assist anyone who is displaced as a result of the fire, he said.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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