Eight Displaced, Two Buildings Damaged in Mission District Fire

Eight people were displaced, two buildings were damaged and one person was injured in a two-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Mission District late Monday night, a fire department spokeswoman said today.

The fire was reported in a three-story residential building at 628 Shotwell St. at 11:07 p.m., according to fire officials.

Firefighters arriving on the scene found flames on the top floor, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control by 12:23 a.m., but not before it had spread to the attic of a neighboring building at 632 Shotwell St., Talmadge said.

Eight people, many of them elderly, were displaced from the building where the fire started. Damage to that building is estimated at more than $1 million, Talmadge said.

Damage to the second building is estimated at about $150,000. Talmadge said she was not aware of any residents displaced from that building.

One civilian was treated for smoke inhalation and was taken to a hospital, Talmadge said.

The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

Sara Gaiser and Daniel Montes, Bay City News

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