San Francisco Firefighters Knock Down Two Early Morning Blazes

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco firefighters battled two one-alarm fires that broke out in the city Wednesday morning. The most recent was in the South of Market District at Brannan and 7th streets.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

Crews were called to the scene at 5:22 a.m. to the report of a fire in the rear of a two-story building that houses Oscar’s Photo Lab. The business has been in that location for many years. The building is also home to Taylor Peck and Aaron Dolson, who live and work above the photo studio, creating organic soda flavors for their company Taylor’s Tonics.

”I don’t know what smoke damage does,” said Dolson. “It’s all so shocking to me at this point. I’m still in awe of the situation.”

It’s believed that the fire was sparked in a dumpster area below the building, but the exact cause is still unknown.

Before that, San Francisco firefighters responded to a one-alarm fire in the Sunset District. Crews responded at around 3:30 a.m. to a building in the 1300 block of Lawton Street at 19th Avenue, where a kitchen fire was threatening other apartments in the large 30-unit building.

Three people suffered smoke inhalation, and one of them had to be transported to the hospital.

The fire was under control by 4:30 a.m.

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