The one-alarm fire was reported at 8:35 p.m. in the first block St. Charles Avenue.
An off-duty fire department employee who lives in the neighborhood called to report smoke in the area, and firefighters responded and located the fire, department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
The woman who died in the fire, identified by the medical examiner’s office as Deane Wernet, was the lone occupant of the home, Talmadge said.
While the fire is believed to have been accidental, its cause remains under investigation, according to Talmadge.
The blaze, which was extinguished at 9:13 p.m., caused an estimated $75,000 in damage to the home and $15,000 in damage to its contents, she said.
12/6 8:31 AM: A woman who was killed in a fire in San Francisco’s Ingleside Heights neighborhood on Wednesday night has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 61-year-old Deane Wernet.
Wernet, a San Francisco resident, died in a one-alarm blaze reported at 8:35 p.m. in the first block of St. Charles Ave., a fire dispatcher said.
The fire was extinguished shortly before 9 p.m.
No other information about the blaze was immediately available from the fire department this morning.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News
12/5 11:04 PM: A house fire killed one person in San Francisco’s Ingleside Heights neighborhood tonight, a fire dispatcher said.
The one-alarm fire was reported in the area of 60 St. Charles Avenue at 8:35 p.m.
It was contained at 8:59 p.m., but not before one person was killed.