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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Man Killed in Apartment Fire This Morning

Posted By on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM

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An unidentified man was killed this morning in a two-alarm fire that started on the bottom floor of an apartment building in the Western Addition.

Mindy Talmadge, spokeswoman for the San Francisco Fire Department, said the fire started at about 9:50 a.m. at the three-story, 12-unit building, located at 65 Cleary Court. The fire rapidly spread to the second floor where the male victim was at the time. The fire, which spread to the third floor, completely destroyed two apartment units, fire officials said.

A handful of residents evacuated the building, and only two were suffering from smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported, Talmadge told us. 

The fire was under control by 10:20 a.m. So far, officials have no idea how much damage there is nor do they know the cause of the fire. "It's under investigation, and I imagine it won't be released for a while," Talmadge said.

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