Woman Left With Life-Threatening Injuries After Suspicious Tenderloin Fire

A suspected arson at an apartment building in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood Sunday night has left a female with life-threatening injuries, police said today.

Fire crews responded to a one-alarm fire at 10:20 p.m. in the 600 block of Taylor Street, a fire official said.

Crews found the blaze on the third floor of the apartment building near the front of the building, she said.

The fire was called under control at 11:05 p.m.

A female victim was found unconscious in an apartment and was taken to St. Francis Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

An arson inspector was brought to the scene to investigate the fire, which is being considered suspicious, according to police.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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