Two-Alarm Mission Fire Displaces 10 Residents, Causes More Than $650K in Damages

Ten San Francisco residents were displaced on Wednesday when a two-alarm fire at a Mission District apartment building caused over $650,000 in damages, a fire spokeswoman said today.

San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the blaze, located in the 500 block of Bartlett Street near Cesar Chavez and Mission streets was reported around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday and affected two residential units in the two-story building.

Talmadge said the building sustained about $500,000 in property damage and about $150,000 in damage to its contents.

She said the blaze also caused damage to the siding of a neighboring building on Bartlett Street. That damage is estimated to be around $5,000.

Firefighters brought the fire under control shortly before 1:30 p.m., Talmadge said.

No injuries were reported and the Red Cross assisted the displaced residents, she said.

Talmadge said it appears the fire was mostly limited to the rear part of the building’s top floor and attic.

The blaze might have started in a dryer, but the exact cause remains under investigation, Talmadge said.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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