SFFD Extinguish Chinatown Structure Fire, Arson Suspected

Firefighters extinguished a one-alarm structure fire early this morning in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood and police are considering the blaze as an arson case.

Fire crews received reports of the blaze at 5:11 a.m. in the 700 block of Jackson Street, according to fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge.

According to fire officials, the building was abandoned and had been boarded up.

By 5:34 a.m., crews were able to extinguish the fire and there were no reports of any injuries, Talmadge said.

Police said they believe the cause of the fire was arson, but they did not have any suspect information as of this morning.

Daniel Montes, Bay City News

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