sffd_firefighters.jpgA fire in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood early Wednesday morning sent an elderly person to a hospital with minor burns, a fire department spokeswoman said.
The one-alarm blaze was reported at 1:09 a.m. at 548-550 Eighth Ave, which is between Balboa and Anza Streets.

An elderly couple lives upstairs in the building, and the fire appears to have started in the living room of that unit, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

There was “an abundance of things” in the home but firefighters were able to extinguish the flames by 1:33 a.m., Talmadge said.

The resident who was burned was taken to St. Francis Memorial Hospital to be treated, according to Talmadge.

She said the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.

Earlier this month, a separate fire in a cluttered home in the city’s Excelsior neighborhood resulted in the deaths of two elderly men.

Firefighters said the accumulated objects in the home, located in the 100 block of Vienna Street, acted as fuel for the fire early the morning of Aug. 17. The names of those two victims, who died inside the home, have yet to be released.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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