SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A police officer and three others were taken to a hospital late Monday night after suffering smoke inhalation during a two-alarm fire at a South San Francisco duplex, authorities said.
The fire was reported in one unit of a duplex in the 800 block of Grand Avenue at about 11:29 p.m., South San Francisco fire Battalion Chief Steve Cardosi said.
Three people in the unit where the fire started were taken to a hospital, Cardosi said.
A South San Francisco police officer also inhaled some smoke while helping firefighters open up the building, Cardosi said. He was taken to a hospital and was treated and released, police said.
The fire was controlled in about 45 minutes.
A total of seven people were displaced—three from the unit
where the fire started, and four from the adjoining unit because of fire damage to a shared attic space, Cardosi said.
The cause of the blaze remained under investigation.
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