Early morning two-alarm fire appears to be accidental 

A two-alarm fire that burned between two buildings in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood early this morning appears to have been accidental, a deputy fire chief said.

The fire was reported at 12:58 a.m. between two residential buildings at 1127 Elm St. and 1580 Golden Gate Ave., Deputy Fire Chief Pat Gardner said. Elm Street is an alleyway between Golden Gate Avenue and Turk Street.

Firefighters responded and extinguished the blaze by 1:37 a.m., a fire dispatcher said.

No one was injured by the fire. The two buildings were briefly evacuated, with all but one resident able to return home after the blaze was put out. The American Red Cross is assisting that displaced resident with temporary housing, Gardner said.

The blaze caused about $400,000 in damage to one of the buildings and about $50,000 in damage to its contents, he said.

While the fire appears to have been accidental, its exact cause had not been determined as of this morning, Gardner said.

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