San Francisco, California – 22 people were forced to leave their homes and two people were taken to the hospital after a two-alarm fire broke out early Thursday morning in the Mission District.
The fire was reported at around 12:18 a.m. Upon the arrival of the fire crews at 3036 16th St., they discovered a debris fire that was believed to have begun outside and had spread into the building, causing significant damage to 13 apartments.
Two people were brought to a nearby hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation injuries, and another twenty people were displaced as a result of the incident.
A tweet from the San Francisco Fire Department at 3:16 a.m. said firefighters got the fire under control by 1:46 a.m. and that they had begun an investigation into what had happened.
The Red Cross and city services were on the scene to help the displaced residents.