San Francisco restaurant victim of arson; man detained but released 

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Police are hunting for those responsible for an arson incident last weekend at a Financial District restaurant.

The one-alarm fire broke out at 7 Pleasures California Grill & Bakery at 554 Commercial St., which is about a block from the Transamerica Pyramid building.

A firefighter was reportedly transported to a hospital with minor injuries while battling the blaze. However, officials said the fire was quickly extinguished.

Investigators have been mum about what was used to start the fire, but have said the blaze had two points of origin.
Damage estimates also were pending Monday, a Fire Department spokeswoman said.

In connection with the incident, police reportedly detained a man in his 50s who had been heard shouting obscenities in a nearby alleyway more than an hour before the fire began. But there was no evidence linking him to the arson so he was released, Officer Albie Esparza said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the body.

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