Firefighter Injured Battling Diamond Heights Apartment Blaze

Firefighters have knocked down a blaze this afternoon at an apartment building in San Francisco’s Diamond Heights neighborhood, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The fire was first reported at 3:53 p.m. at a three-story apartment building at 5343 Diamond Heights Blvd., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Firefighters arrived within five minutes and saw smoke coming from the building. At about 4:30 p.m., Talmadge reported that the fire was under control.

Talmadge said one firefighter was injured while battling the blaze and is being transported to the hospital. She was not able to say how severe the injury was.

Fire crews at the scene have requested arson investigators, Talmadge said, either because the cause of the fire could not be determined or because it’s thought to be suspicious.

The fire is believed to have originated in an apartment’s kitchen, Talmadge said.

Brett Johnson and Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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