Fire reported at Burger King near Powell Street cable car turn-around 


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Three people were injured in a one-alarm fire at a Burger King restaurant in The City’s Union Square area this afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.

At about 2:10 p.m., firefighters responded to a report that a flue was on fire at the restaurant, located at 35 Powell St., according to the dispatcher. The blaze was declared under control at 2:36 p.m.

The three victims were taken to St. Francis Memorial Hospital with minor injuries; one with minor burns and the other two due to smoke inhalation.

Crews remained at the scene as of 3:15 p.m.

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