SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – One person was killed and at least two others injured in a fire near St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco Wednesday.

The fire was reported at 9:50 a.m. at an apartment building at 65 Cleary Court, firefighter Robyn Gralicer said.

The three-story building is part of what’s known as the Laguna Heights co-op, with a lot of longtime neighbors and residents.

The fire was controlled within about 30 minutes, according to fire officials.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

“The fire was on the second floor and extended to the third floor,” said San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson Mindy Talmadge. “Crews got in there. It was going pretty heavy when they got here. As they were doing their search, they located one civilian victim that is a fatality.”

Two others suffered smoke inhalation but only one was transported to a hospital.

12 people have been displaced and investigators remain on the scene as they try to figure out what caused the fire.

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