sffd_fire.jpg10:22 AM: Fire crews Thursday broke down the door to a burning home in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood and rescued a man who was sleeping when the blaze started in the kitchen.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire inside a two-story, single-family wooden house on 218 Teddy Ave. at about 10:15 p.m., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The man was apparently asleep in an upstairs bedroom when the blaze started, and neighbors who smelled smoke called the fire department, Talmadge said.

“He had been cooking, left food on the stove, and went to sleep,” she said. “This was definitely a good save.”

Responding crews broke down the man’s door and retrieved him from the house. He only suffered minor smoke inhalation injuries, and the fire was contained to the kitchen, Talmadge said.

No one else was injured by the fire.

A damage estimate wasn’t immediately available, and it was unclear if the house had properly working smoke detectors.

1:34 AM: One person was transported to St. Francis Memorial Hospital after a fire in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood Thursday night, a fire dispatcher said.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at the two-story wood building near the intersection of Teddy Avenue and Rutland Street at 10:13 p.m., the dispatcher said.

The one-alarm fire, which started in the kitchen, was under control at 10:39 p.m.

Information about the extent of the victim’s injuries and the cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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