Firefighter Suffers Smoke Inhalation at Alamo Square Blaze

A firefighter suffered smoke inhalation battling a fire that damaged three buildings in San Francisco’s Alamo Square neighborhood Saturday afternoon, a fire spokeswoman said today.

San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said fire crews responded to a report of a fire shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of McAllister Street near Scott Street, located about a block north of Alamo Square Park.

A firefighter who was battling the blaze was transported to a hospital with minor injuries resulting from smoke inhalation. The firefighter has recovered and no other injuries have been reported, Talmadge said.

The blaze was under control shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to a fire dispatcher.

Talmadge said the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but that it does not appear suspicious.

She said the main property exposed to the fire sustained an estimated $500,000 in damage to the building and $100,000 in damage to its contents.

A nearby building on Scott Street also exposed to the blaze sustained $150,000 in structural damage and $50,000 in damage to its contents. A third building on McAllister Street sustained $75,000 in structural damage and content damage of $20,000, Talmadge said.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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