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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Fire Near Duboce Park Reaches Three-Alarm Level

Posted By on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 2:13 PM

click to enlarge COURTESY OF TRISTAN O'TIERNEY

A residential fire atop a Walter Street home not far from Duboce Park has reached three-alarm status and the roof at 34 Walter appears to have given way.


Fire rigs and personnel are surging into the area; Our calls to the San Francisco Fire Department have not yet been returned.

The cause of the blaze, which was reported at about 1:30 this afternoon, is not yet known. 


As of now, the fire has scorched the one home on Walter, has spread to another, and is threatening more still.

click to enlarge COURTESY OF TRISTAN O'TIERNEY

Update, 2:40 p.m.: Both houses abutting 34 Walter have been "compromised," per Sylvia Rivera, a fire department EMT. One firefighter has received non-life-threatening injuries and the fire is not yet contained. 

More as we know more.
   
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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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