sffd_firefighters.jpgPolice are investigating a suspicious fire at an apartment building in San Francisco’s Mission District early this morning.

The possible arson was reported at about 2:30 a.m. at a building in the 2400 block of 24th Street.

A 25-year-old man heard someone yell “Fire!” then exited his apartment to find newspapers ablaze in the building’s staircase, according to police.

The man put out the fire and called authorities.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started.

Anyone with information about the blaze is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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