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Firefighters Knock Down 3-Alarm Blaze In San Francisco’s Mission District

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco firefighters controlled a three-alarm blaze that burned early Monday afternoon in the city’s Mission District. The structure fire was reported at 12:35 p.m. at Valencia between 25th and 26th streets.

The two story, 2-unit duplex apartment with the address of 1448 and 1450 Valencia Street suffered the worst damage. It appeared to have started on the rear, upper-floor bordering down to Poplar Avenue behind Valencia.

Neighbors said firefighters responded quickly and no one was reported to be hurt or injured.

Dozens of firefighters used neighboring rooftops and ladders to pour water on to the blaze.

As of 1:20 p.m., Valencia Street was closed between Cesar Chavez and 25th Street, and 26th Street was closed between Guerrero and Bartlett streets.

Air in the neighborhood was smoky, and fire department ladders were leaning against two buildings on Valencia Street—a residential building and a smaller building that houses a pilates studio—while crews battled the blaze.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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