A three-alarm residential structure fire this morning in the Richmond District injured four people, two of them critically, and displaced 25 residents, fire officials said.
The fire at 453 23rd Ave. was first reported around 2 a.m., according to the San Francisco Fire Department.
Enormous house fire on 23d Avenue in San Francisco pic.twitter.com/ok5k7GZosC— divaesq (@divaesq) April 7, 2017
Three men were injured in the blaze and rescued by firefighters. Two of the victims suffered critical injuries, and the third suffered minor injuries, according to the fire department.
One of the men in critical condition suffered burns, and another suffered from smoke inhalation.
A firefighter was also injured, suffering a cut to the arm, but has already been released in good condition, fire officials said.
the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!— Ben Pack 📈 (@PackBenPack) April 7, 2017
haha just a little fun reference to a song anyway our house just caught on fire pic.twitter.com/TWth9OhpzT
The fire was reported contained at 3:15am, and two adjoining three-story buildings were damaged in the blaze, according to the fire department.
A cat was rescued from one of the buildings.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. —Dennis Culver
Update, 9:32am: According to an SFPD report, the fire was caused by a candle that caught on a blanket owned by one of the injured men.
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