Firefighters responded to Punch Line Comedy Club this morning in FiDi at 9:26am to put out a fire of unknown origin. Twenty minutes after units arrived on scene, the fire was under control.
"All the emergency personnel were smiling and happy," reported Hoodline tipster Al M., who said he observed just a single fire hose entering the club at 444 Battery St. via a staircase that leads from the street.
AT 0926 HRS, 1st Alarm Fire at 444 BATTERY ST. “PUNCHLINE CLUB” SMOKE IN BUILDING FIRE LOCATED AND UNDER CONTROL AT 0946 hours NO INJURIES NO DISPLACED UNDER INVESTIGATION pic.twitter.com/TtBNeWmzAP— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) February 27, 2018
"I guess only a small fire and nothing serious," he said. Although firefighters at the scene didn't discuss the cause, "what I'm sure of is that no injuries were reported, only water damage from the fire crew."
According to the department's Twitter feed, no one was injured in the blaze, which is under investigation.
A call to the club's box office was answered by an automated message, so it's unclear if it will be open this evening to present I Think I'd Be Good At That, its scheduled amateur comedy showcase.
[Update: 2:41pm] Tonight's 8pm show has been moved to Cobb's Comedy Club at 915 Columbus Ave.
If you would like to inform your readers, we have moved tonight's show to @CobbsComedyClub— Punch Line (@punchlinesf) February 27, 2018
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