A two-alarm fire caused about $450,000 in damage to a building in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on Tuesday night, a fire department spokeswoman said today.
The fire was reported at about 8:30 p.m. by several passersby who saw flames coming from 230 11th St., an 11-unit building that contains both residential and commercial space, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
Firefighters responded and extinguished the blaze by about 9 p.m., after it had caused about $300,000 in damage to the structure of the building and $150,000 to its contents, Talmadge said.
About 20 people were displaced by the fire, she said.
The American Red Cross responded and helped to place two families in hotels, Red Cross spokeswoman Elizabeth Shemaria said. The rest of the displaced residents found other places to stay overnight.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News