Dog Dies in Fire that Damaged Three Excelsior Homes

A dog died and three houses were damaged in a two-alarm fire that burned in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood on Tuesday evening, a fire spokeswoman said.

The fire was reported at 4:57 p.m. at 169 Maynard St. and spread to two adjacent homes, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The rear of both 169 Maynard St. and 163 Maynard St. were engulfed in flames at one point. The house on the other side of 169 Maynard St. sustained some damage but it was not as severe as the other two, Talmadge said.

It took until about 6 p.m. for firefighters to extinguish the flames at all three homes, she said.

A dead dog was recovered from one of the homes and at least three residents needed assistance from the American Red Cross for temporary housing.

Early reports indicated the fire started in the kitchen of 169 Maynard St., but investigators are still determining exactly what caused the fire, Talmadge said.

No injuries were reported in the blaze.

Scott Morris, Bay City News

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