SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — People were evacuated from a building along San Francisco’s Market Street Tuesday morning following an electrical fire in the basement, fire officials said.
The fire was reported at 9:17 a.m. at 1019 Market St., the address for the headquarters of the software company Zendesk.READ MORE: Trailers, RVs, Shed Burned at Industrial Yard in Oakland
On scene of an underground electrical fire near Market and 6th in front of @Zendesk. Pedestrians still able to get by on the sidewalk. No threat to the nearby public. @KPIXtv pic.twitter.com/Dyj5dCNgrz
— Jackie Ward (@JackieKPIX) August 27, 2019
#082719WF1 UPDATE ACTIVE 1st Alarm Fire 1017-1019 Market Basement fire specialized CO2 unit and @pge on scene working in building electrical component. This 7 story commercial building has been evacuated with no injuries. Market street is closed between 5th and 8th Streets pic.twitter.com/TkjmrWgxKS
— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT (@SFFDPIO) August 27, 2019
No injuries were reported in the one-alarm fire which led to the evacuation of the seven-story building as firefighters worked to put out the blaze.READ MORE: Santa Clara Officials Open COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Local Farm
PG&E also responded, and was working on the building’s electrical component.
Market Street has been closed between Fifth and Eighth streets. San Francisco Municipal Railway’s F-Market streetcar line and multiple Muni bus lines were re-routed as a result of the fire.
UPDATE: OB Market Street now opened. Routes will proceed w/ caution in impacted area so some residual delays may be possible. IB routes still routing via Mission St. https://t.co/aFUwnByUAO
— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) August 27, 2019
It was not immediately clear when Market Street would reopen to vehicles and when Muni service would return to normal.
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