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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fire Tore Through Ingleside This Morning

Posted By on Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM

There must be something in the air
  • There must be something in the air

While everyone was busy reading the news of Richmond's refinery fire last night, a blaze started here in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood early this morning, destroying 10 businesses and blocking Muni lines throughout the afternoon.

The call came in at 5:46 a.m. after residents spotted flames near the 1500 block of Ocean Avenue. Firefighters worked for nearly two hours trying to control the four-alarm blaze, which caused more than $3 million in damages, said Mindy Talmadge, spokeswoman for the Fire Department.

Nobody was hurt, but two firefighters were treated for minor injures, she said.

"It doesn't appear to be suspicious, but it's still under investigation," Talmadge told us.

Muni lines were halted in the area, and traffic has reportedly been a complete nightmare. Muni spokesman Paul Rose says the K line is still blocked as of noon and bus bridges have been set up to accommodate commuters.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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