VIDEO: 1 injured in San Francisco structure fire

Credit: Averi Harper

 

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco Firefighters are working to extinguish a 2 alarm fire in the financial district Friday morning.

The fire at 1199 Stockton St. was first reported on San Francisco Fire’s Twitter just before 8:00 a.m.

The fire is in a two-story commercial building.

An adult has been rescued, with what was first reported as serious injuries.

Around 8:40 a.m., the victim’s injuries were downgraded to “minor” and “non-life-threatening,” according to San Francisco Fire.

Firefighter crews are still working to control the flames.

There are as many as seven residential units and businesses above the fire that started in the basement, SF Fire Division II Assistant Chief Kevin Burke said.

The fire is running along the floors and the walls, Burke said. The fact that there are so many units sub-divided in one area, means their is a lot of plywood to feed the flames.

Burke says this is making the fire a difficult one to deal with. “We’ll knock it down, it’ll start up in another area,” Burke said.

The smoke is so strong that people are able to smell it several blocks away from the site of the fire.

San Francisco Fire is advising people to shut all doors and windows to avoid the thick smoke, but no evacuations have been ordered at this time.

Authorities were also asking the public to avoid the 1100-1200 block of Stockton St. and to use alternate routes.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

But investigators believe the fire may have started in a dryer.

Stay with KRON4 for updates.

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