2:59 PM: Police are investigating a suspicious fire that appears to have caused a woman to jump out a window of a Tenderloin apartment and sent a man to the hospital with serious burns early this morning.
The fire was started on the eighth floor of 888 O’Farrell St. between Polk and Larkin streets at 5:28 a.m., San Francisco police Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said. Fire officials believe the two-alarm fire started on a mattress in an apartment on that floor.
A woman appears to have jumped from the burning apartment during the fire, Dangerfield confirmed. She hit a street-level tree during the fall and was killed.
The woman had not been identified as of 2:30 p.m.
A man in the apartment was burned and taken to a hospital in serious condition. He was expected to survive, Dangerfield said.
About six engines and three trucks were dispatched to the fire, a fire department dispatcher said, which was contained at 5:43 a.m.
The case remains under investigation.
6:29 AM: A burning mattress caused a two-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early Sunday morning, a fire dispatcher said. One person was transported to San Francisco General Hospital from the fire, the dispatcher said.
The fire began on the seventh floor of 888 O’Farrell St. between Polk and Larkin streets at 5:28 a.m. Sunday. Fire officials have not yet determined what set the mattress on fire, the dispatcher said.
About six engines and three trucks were dispatched to the fire, the dispatcher said. The fire was contained at 5:43 a.m.
The fire damage was confined to one room on the seventh floor, officials said. One person was taken to the hospital with unspecified symptoms, the dispatcher said.
The blaze set off the building’s sprinkler system, and firefighters were still at the scene cleaning up the excess water as of 6:15 a.m. There is not a current monetary estimate for the fire and water damage.
There is no estimated time for the completion of water clean up, the dispatcher said.