sffd_firefighters.jpg2:56 PM: Residents of a Tenderloin apartment building where a three-alarm fire burned earlier today can’t go home this afternoon because a broken gas line has been discovered in the building, a San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman said.

Around 65 people have been displaced from the five-story, 44-unit building at 540 Leavenworth St., said fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge.

The fire, reported around 10 a.m., was contained just after 11 a.m., fire officials said.

One woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, an injury that is not considered life-threatening, Talmadge said.

Another resident was rescued from her apartment along with her cat, Talmadge said.

Around 10 units were damaged by the fire, she said. The American Red Cross is assisting displaced residents.

While early reports indicated the fire started in a light well, Talmadge said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

11:50 AM: A three-alarm fire at an apartment building near San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood has been contained, according to fire department officials.

The fire, reported around 10 a.m. at 540 Leavenworth St., was contained at 11:04 a.m., said Firefighter Robyn Gralicer.

One person was hospitalized as a result of the blaze with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, Gralicer said.

The building was evacuated, and the American Red Cross is on the scene assisting tenants.

The fire started on the ground floor of the building in a light well and extended to all five floors, Gralicer said.

10:40 AM: One person has been hospitalized with injuries from a three-alarm fire near San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood this morning, a fire captain said.

The fire was reported at 10 a.m. in an apartment building at 540 Leavenworth St., according to Capt. Jeanne Seyler.

The building has been evacuated and one tenant and her cat were safely rescued from their room. One person was transported to the hospital by ambulance, but Seyler did not know the extent of the victim’s injuries.

The fire started on the ground floor of the building and has extended to all five floors via a light well, Seyler said.

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