A three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Saturday night caused more than $2 million in damage to four residential buildings, a fire department spokeswoman said today.
The fire was reported at 9:37 p.m. Saturday at 1881 Oakdale Ave., a vacant building near Quint Street.
The blaze spread to three other adjacent buildings before firefighters extinguished it at 11:11 p.m., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the flames and smoke caused extensive damage.
The empty building at 1881 Oakdale Ave. sustained $600,000 in property damage.
The buildings at 1879 and 1883 Oakdale Ave. each sustained $500,000 in damage to their property and $100,000 to their contents, while 1877 Oakdale Ave. sustained $250,000 in property damage and $100,000 to contents inside, Talmadge said.
A total of 160 crew members responded to the fire, some of whom stayed until 4 p.m. the next day to make sure the blaze did not reignite in any of the buildings, according to Talmadge.
Seven children and 21 adults were displaced by the fire, she said.
No one was injured.
The blaze was part of a busy night for the fire department.
Just minutes after extinguishing the fire in the Bayview, firefighters responded to a one-alarm blaze at California and Hyde streets in the city’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and extinguished that fire within a half hour.
Two people were displaced by that fire, which also did not injure anyone.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News