SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two residents were injured early Thursday morning as a two-alarm fire swept through a San Francisco Excelsior District duplex, officials said.
San Francisco fire spokesman Lt. Jonathan Baxter said crews responded to reports of a fire in the 500 block of Naples St. at 11:50 p.m.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: Santa Clara County Indoor Dining, Gyms Open For 1st Time Since December After Shift To Red Tier
“Firefighters arrived on scene quickly, observing smoke and flames,” Baxter said. “(The fire was) quickly elevated to a second alarm due to the adjoining buildings.”READ MORE: COVID: Swollen Lymph Nodes After Vaccination Could Lead To False Breast Cancer Diagnosis, UCSF Doctors Say
Firefighters raced into the burning structure and rescued a resident who was transported to the hospital in good condition. A second resident also was taken to the hospital and expected to survive.
It took 70 firefighters until 1:21 a.m. to bring the fire under control and prevent it from spreading to other homes in the densely packed neighborhood.MORE NEWS: Basketball Star Jeremy Lin Speaks Out About Attacks On Asian Americans, Racism On Court
The cause of the fire was under investigation.