VIDEO: San Francisco Fire Contained After Engulfing Homes on Judah Street, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: San Francisco Fire Contained After Engulfing Homes on Judah Street, No Injuries ReportedSource: San Francisco Fire Department
Tony Ng
Published on December 10, 2023

Flames ripped through a duo of homes on the 600 block of Judah Street in San Francisco early Sunday, throwing a wrench in early morning routines as the San Francisco Fire Department battled the blaze. The fire, contained after a little over an hour's effort, saw firefighters rushing to the scene following a 7:00 a.m. alarm.

Two-story houses at 618-620 Judah were engulfed in the 1-alarm fire, but officials reported no injuries. Responders successfully quelled the flames and announced containment by approximately 8:15 a.m., an incident that CBS San Francisco reported quickly.

Frequent commuters faced disruptions as Judah Street, stretching from 13th Avenue to 11th Avenue, remained closed, halting some SF Muni lines. The San Francisco Fire Department posted on X urging locals to avoid the area and providing updates, directing media staging to 11th and Judah. The cause of the fire is under investigation, leaving residents and officials alike awaiting answers.

As the day unfurled, the area writhed with logistical challenges as transit officials rerouted traffic and public transportation. With the active scene cordoned off for safety and investigative purposes, riders hopping onto the @SFMTA_Muni faced unexpected detours.