sffd_fire.jpg4/7 1:20 AM: A firefighter was injured Wednesday night as crews battled a three-alarm blaze in San Francisco’s Mission District, a fire captain said.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital in stable condition and there were no other injuries reported as of this morning, according to fire Capt. Tony Dumont.

The structure fire at 3212 Mission St., near Valencia Street, was reported at 8:10 p.m., dispatchers said. The third alarm was added shortly before 9 p.m.

The fire was under control as of 10:16 p.m. and firefighters were still on the scene as of 1 a.m., Dumont said.

No information about the fire’s cause was available.

Josh Yule, a bartender at The Knockout, which is across the street at 3223 Mission St., said that the fire appeared to be burning on the third floor of 3208 Mission St., a building containing a dental office and two floors of apartments.

He said that, at one point, the fire apparently threatened to spread to adjacent buildings because “all three of the buildings were very close together.”

4/6 10:04 PM: Firefighters began a secondary search of a Mission District building scorched tonight by a three-alarm blaze, according to San Francisco fire dispatchers, a fire that has resulted in street closures and is affecting transit in the area.

The structure fire at 3212 Mission St., near Valencia Street, was reported at 8:10 p.m., dispatchers said. The third alarm was added shortly before 9 p.m.

Dispatchers could not confirm that the fire was contained, but did say that “it looks like they have the flames out.”

The secondary search was being performed “to check if everything was clear,” one dispatcher said.

No information about possible injuries or the fire’s cause was available, and a call to a fire spokewoman for comment on details of the fire had not been returned as of 10 p.m.

Josh Yule, a bartender at The Knockout, which is across the street at 3223 Mission St., said that the fire appeared to be burning on the third floor of 3208 Mission St., a building containing a dental office and two floors of apartments.

“The roof was on fire, and it’s still not contained, but it’s gone down a bit,” Yule said of what he could observe while he was busy tending bar.

He said that, at one point, the fire apparently threatened to spread to adjacent buildings because “all three of the buildings were very close together.”

Police, who were assisting with traffic control in the area, said they have shut down Mission Street from Cesar Chavez to 30th streets.

Several San Francisco Municipal Railway routes run along that segment of Mission Street–the 14-Mission, 27-Bryant and 49-Van Ness–are being rerouted around the fire, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

“They’re still the same bus stops, but they’re running shuttles through the fire area.”

4/6 9:44 PM: Firefighters are working a three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Mission District, a fire dispatcher said, resulting in transit disruptions and a street closure.

The structure fire at 3212 Mission St., near Valencia Street, was reported at 8:10 p.m., she said. The third alarm was added shortly before 9 p.m.

No information about possible injuries or the fire’s cause was available, the dispatcher said.

Josh Yule, a bartender at The Knockout, which is across the street at 3223 Mission St., said that the fire appeared to be burning on the third floor of a building containing a dental office and two apartment units.

“The roof was on fire, and it’s still not contained, but it’s gone down a bit,” Yule said of what he could observe while he was busy tending bar.

He said that, at one point, the fire apparently threatened to spread to adjacent buildings because “all three of the buildings were very close together.”

According to SFPD, which is assisting with traffic control, Mission Street from Cesar Chavez to 30th has been closed as firefighters battle the blaze.

Several San Francisco Municipal Railway routes run along that segment of Mission Street, including the 14-Mission and 49-Van Ness, but Muni spokesman Paul Rose, who was reached by phone, did not immediately know how service was being rerouted.

Eve Batey contributed to this story by Patricia Decker of Bay City News

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  • MissionDC

    The injured firefighter’s name is Stan and he got hurt when his firehose pushed out too much water and the force of the water pushed him into a wall and knocked him out. He was on a ladder when this happened and fell about 8 feet. He quickly regained consciousness and wanted to keep fighting the fire. His coworkers had to restrain him to get him proper medical attention. Way to bring it SFFD! You guys and gals are HEROS!