SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco firefighters were on the scene of a three-alarm structure fire in the 1900 block of Washington Street.
The fire broke out at an apartment building at 1927 Washington St., in the city’s Pacific Heights neighborhood.READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River Crashes Onshore; Flood Warning Issued For Napa, Sonoma Counties
The fire department announced via Twitter that the blaze had been brought under control shortly before 9 p.m.
The department says four buildings were affected but no one was hurt. They’re now working to help residents displaced by the fire.READ MORE: Atmospheric River Whipped Winds Roar Through Bay Area; Toppling Dozens Of Drought-Weakened Trees
Smoke and large flames could be seen from nearby homes. A neighbor managed to capture the blaze from a rooftop balcony.
— San Francisco Firefighters 798 (@SFFFLocal798) July 11, 2020
Fire officials asked people to avoid the area.
Neighbors described a chaotic scene, knocking on doors and said they had just minutes to gather their belongings and get out.
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This video was taken by one of the neighbors who says the flames went up within seconds. They called 9-1-1, knocked on neighbors doors, grabbed their things and got out as soon as possible. This is the fire near Franklin and Washington in San Francisco. @kron4news pic.twitter.com/ToNE1qRYrw
— Taylor Bisacky (@TaylorBisackyTV) July 11, 2020
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