Five Injured in Mission District Fire

A two-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Mission District early this morning has left a mother, father and three children in hospitals with life-threatening injuries, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The fire was reported at 4:29 a.m. at an apartment above Maurice’s Corner liquor store at 3046 24th St., fire officials said. Firefighters extinguished the fire at 5:01 a.m.

Emergency responders had to perform CPR on three of the five family members injured in the blaze, San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

A 6-year-old boy regained his pulse and consciousness while the father and his daughter regained their pulses following the CPR. All three were taken to San Francisco General Hospital, Talmadge said.

The other two victims, the mother and a teenage son, were taken to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital with serious smoke inhalation injuries, according to Talmadge.

She said fire crews rescued at least two of the victims via a ladder brought up to an apartment window.

Two other people were found inside the padlocked liquor store and had been sleeping illegally there, Talmadge said. She said investigators were told the family injured in the blaze owns the liquor store.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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