SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — The San Francisco Medical Examiner on Thursday identified the man who lost his life in the deadly fire in the Cole Valley neighborhood early Wednesday.
The city’s Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man who died in the blaze as 78-year-old San Francisco resident Anthony Bowles.READ MORE: Oakland Ties 2020 Homicide Total in First 9 Months of 2021
While the cause of a two-alarm fire that killed Bowles remains under investigation, fire officials said the blaze is not considered suspicious.
The fire was first reported around 5:50 a.m. at a three-story home at the corner of Grattan and Shader streets.
The fire burned much of the home’s third floor.READ MORE: Advocates for Immigrant Rights March From Santa Rosa to Healdsburg
Firefighters called a second alarm because of the challenges they faced in the densely packed neighborhood.
“We have the hills, the slopes and the powerlines here. We also had 30 mile-per-hour gusting winds,” said SFFD Lt. Jonathan Baxter.
No other injuries were reported, fire officials said.MORE NEWS: Pelosi Expects House to Pass Infrastructure Bill This Week
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