SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A firefighter was injured Wednesday night as crews battled a three-alarm blaze in San Francisco’s Mission District, a fire captain said.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital in stable condition and there were no other injuries reported as of Thursday morning, according to fire Capt. Tony Dumont.

The structure fire at 3212 Mission St., near Valencia Street, was reported at 8:10 p.m., dispatchers said. The third alarm was added shortly before 9 p.m.

The fire was under control as of 10:16 p.m. and firefighters were still on the scene as of 1 a.m., Dumont said.

No information about the fire’s cause was available.

Josh Yule, a bartender at The Knockout, which is across the street at 3223 Mission St., said that the fire appeared to be burning on the third floor of 3208 Mission St., a building containing a dental office and two floors of apartments.

He said that, at one point, the fire apparently threatened to spread to adjacent buildings because “all three of the buildings were very close together.”

Police shut down Mission Street from Cesar Chavez to 30th street while firefighters were on the scene.

Several San Francisco Municipal Railway routes run along that segment of Mission Street—the 14-Mission, 27-Bryant and 49-Van Ness—were rerouted around the fire, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

“They’re still the same bus stops, but they’re running shuttles through the fire area.”

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Comments (2)
  1. lil ole lady says:

    Please, not another firefighter. The article doesn’t say how badly he was hurt. I hope his injuries are not severe and rhat he heals quickly.