Fire burns three Mission district buildings in San Francisco 

More than $1 million in damage was caused to three buildings in the Mission district after a fire broke out and injured one firefighter Wednesday.

The fire started just after 8 p.m. Wednesday at 3212 Mission Street, according to Deputy Chief Pat Gardner for San Francisco Fire. It quickly spread to two adjacent buildings.

Crews had the fire under control within two hours, but it caused $1.05 million in damage. One of the three buildings is inhabitable, Gardner said. But the other two will need  considerable repairs.

No civilians were injured, but one firefighter was transported to San Francisco General Hospital after falling from a ladder.

The injured firefighter was hosing down flames in the attic of one of the buildings when he fell, according to Gardner. He is in stable condition.

The cause is still under investigation, but the fire is not considered suspicious.

The fire started on the third floor of 3212 Mission Street, Gardner said. It was concentrated on the first floor of 3208 Mission Street, which contains Los Panchos Mexican restaurant.

Twelve people were displaced by the fire. This is the second large fire in two days in The City.

On Tuesday night, crews responded to a three-alarm blaze at 201 Eddy Street. That fire was also deemed not suspicious, according to Gardner. It started in the garbage compactor in the basement of the six-story residential hotel.

Roughly 22 people were injured and more than 100 displaced and it caused roughly $1 million in damages, Gardner said.


akoskey@sfexaminer.com

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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