Fire engines have converged on Fulton Street between Lyon and Baker, where a two-alarm fire has been reported.
STRUCTURE FIRE: 2 alarm fire 1500 block Fulton at Baker. Fire spreading from 1st to 2nd floor.— Emergency_In_SF (@Emergency_In_SF) February 14, 2016
According to SFFD reports, the fire has spread from the first to the second floor. As of 8:30pm, firefighters were on scene and flames could be seen emanating from the building. Two buildings on the 1500 block of Fulton are visibly affected, while a third may be affected.
Update, 8:45pm: The blaze has been declared a three-alarm fire.
STRUCTURE FIRE (update): 3rd Alarm declared as fire spreads to adjacent buildings on Fulton near Baker St.— Emergency_In_SF (@Emergency_In_SF) February 14, 2016
Major fire on Fulton at Lyon. Hope everyone is out for the evening. Many fire trucks and cops. Raging pic.twitter.com/FuthJbKtnH— Katrina Schissel (@gigiparksf) February 14, 2016
One of the houses affected is the "Sunshine Castle," a communal living space that's the unofficial headquarters of the Wigg Party, and the former residence of Morgan Fitzgibbons, who we interviewed back in December.
According to Nick Brown, a resident of the Sunshine Castle at 1571 Fulton, the fire started on the first floor of the building directly next to it (1563-1567 Fulton).
Update, 9:25pm: Fulton Street is closed between Central and Baker.
UPDATE UPDATE 1571 FULTON/573 BAKER..FIRE BLDG CONTAINED ..B2 DARMSTADT 02/13/16 21:27 hrs held THIRD ALARM pic.twitter.com/7RzO7hlazP— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) February 14, 2016
PSA smoke in area of Fulton and baker LIKELY FROM THIS FIRE If not sure call 911. CLOSE WINDOWS TURN ON FANS pic.twitter.com/I4464fgIzF— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) February 14, 2016
Update, 10pm: According to SFFD, the fire is under control as of 9:43pm. An 11-year-old sustained a cut to the foot in the only reported injury, and 50 people have been displaced by the blaze, according to preliminary reports. (Update, 2/14: The Chron reports that 15 were displaced.)
UPDATE 1571 FULTON/573 BAKER..FIRE BOTH BLDG UNDER CONTROL 21:43 02/13/16 1 injury; 11yo cut foot 50 displaced pic.twitter.com/itvHLdXHeG— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) February 14, 2016
Thanks to tipsters Kate B. and Madeline B.
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