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Friday, July 27, 2012

Roosevelt Watts Identified as Elderly Man Who Died in Apartment Fire

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 7:33 AM

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Medical authorities have identified the man who was killed in Wednesday morning's apartment fire as 78-year-old Roosevelt Watts of San Francisco.

Firefighters were called to the three-story, 12-unit building, located at 65 Cleary Court about 9:50 a.m. The fire had started on the first floor unit and quickly spread to the second and third floor apartments, destroying both units. Watts was in the second floor unit, according to Mindy Talmadge, spokeswoman for the San Francisco Fire Department.

Dozens of people were evacuated and two others were treated for smoke inhalation.

Talmadge told SF Weekly that firefighters are still trying to determine how the two-alarm blaze started. "It's under investigation, and I imagine it won't be released for a while," she said on Wednesday.

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