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Monday, May 3, 2010

Fatal Fire on Golden Gate Avenue

Posted By on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 7:59 AM

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The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the victim of a fatal fire last night on Golden Gate Avenue, but is not releasing the man's name until notification of his family.

The fire occurred at about 11 p.m. at 1900 block of Golden Gate Avenue and claimed the single male victim.

SF Weekly has contacted the police inquiring whether there was anything suspicious about last night's fire; calls back are pending. Calls to the Fire Department have not yet been returned.

Update, 8:36: San Francisco Fire Department public information officer Mindy Talmadge fills in some details. The call for yesterday's fire came in at 11:09 p.m. at 1922 Golden Gate. A male victim of approximately 73 years of age was pulled from the building at 11:21 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene.

An "electrical smell" was reported at the scene, and arson investigators have determined the fire was accidental.

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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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