SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Firefighters rescued two residents from an intense fire that quickly raced though the top floor of an apartment building in a densely populated Visitacion Valley neighborhood late Saturday night.
The 1-alarm fire was reported just before midnight in a building on San Bruno Ave. Arriving firefighters encountered a structure with its top floor fully engulfed with flames.READ MORE: Fire Burns At Residential Building in San Francisco Mission District
On video posted by the firefighters on Twitter you can clearly hear a radio call of “two victims coming out” while massive flames roar out of the front windows.READ MORE: Possible Explosive Device Outside Oakland Courthouse Forces Evacuations, Street Closures
The video also shows a neighbor quickly pulling their car out of neighboring garage as firefighters race by.
Video from passerby of tonight’s working fire in San Bruno Avenue the Portola District. 2 people rescued and transported by ambulance. @shamannwalton @LondonBreed @kron4news @HeatherKTVU @Ahsha_Safai @KTVU pic.twitter.com/SoOS7vVSEF
— San Francisco Firefighters 798 (@SFFFLocal798) February 2, 2020
Firefighters said the two victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries which were described as serious. Firefighters said they may have been suffering from smoke inhalation.MORE NEWS: Oakland City Council: Black Contractors Not Getting Fair Share Of Street-Paving Bids
The apartment was completely destroyed by the blaze which may have been ignited by a stove fire. The conditions of the neighboring homes in the building was not known.