Tag Archives: firefighters

Dispute over parking space leads to knife fight in SF Mission

A dispute over a parking spot turned into a knife fight on 24th and Alabama streets at around 8 p.m. Saturday. At least two men were transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The incident unfolded when a 27-year-old man got into an argument over a parking spot with eight men believed to be in their 30s. The men then...

Woman in Critical Condition After Valencia Gardens Closet Fire

One woman is in critical condition after a fire erupted inside a unit at a housing complex at 390 Valencia St. early Thursday morning. The woman suffered from smoke inhalation and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital sometime around 8:30 a.m. Firefighters responded around 7 a.m. to reports of a first-alarm fire inside a closet of a second story apartment at Valencia...

Men’s Workwear Shop Closed Indefinitely After Overnight Blaze

An electrical fire that occurred five months ago has indefinitely shuttered the Valencia Street men’s workwear shop Arik’s. A sign that reads “store closed until further notice” behind a gated storefront hints at the store’s recent trouble, and the shop’s owner said he is unsure when operations will resume. Owner Avi Mandelbrot has operated the men’s apparel store out of its 1696 Valencia St. location...

Fire Strikes Harrison Street Apartment Building, Displaces One Tenant

Firefighters have subdued a small fire at a residential building at 2615-19 Harrison St., near 22nd Street. The fire broke out sometime around 4 p.m. on Monday, with no injuries reported and one resident displaced. It is unclear how many people live in the two-story, four-unit building, and fire officials on scene reported that the fire damage is limited to one room. The unit...

Mission Supervisor Aims for Higher Safety Standards With Fire Legislation

Mission Supervisor David Campos introduced amendments to the city’s fire, building and housing codes on Thursday morning that he said could not only help prevent fires, but ensure that low-income tenants aren’t permanently displaced by them. Campos’s proposal would mandate that landlords prove that their annual inspections of fire alarms are up to date and that records are made publically...

City Officials Fend Off Concerns About SF Mission Blazes

In an effort to address widespread rumors of arson in the the Mission District, supervisors probed city officials Wednesday about the causes of fires that have displaced some 194 people and claimed the lives of three more in recent years. For their part, the displaced residents wanted to know about their housing options. District 9 Supervisor David Campos called a...

Housing Startup Managed SRO Damaged in Fire

Up until the five-alarm fire damaged the Graywood single room occupancy hotel and left 58 tenants without a place to live, the SRO was managed by a housing startup that matches roommates and manages co-living spaces for young professionals. Under its management, the Graywood’s tenants began to include tech workers and others able to pay up to $1,400 a month...

Displaced Residents Return to Homes Struck by Fire

Leaning against the doorway of his charred building on Monday, 15-year-old Diego Vasquez said he is coming to terms with the fact that “everything my father has worked for” is lost. “I don’t show my emotions,” said Vasquez, who lived at 33-37 29th St. with three members of his family and two friends before a five-alarm fire on Saturday destroyed...

Three-Alarm Apartment Fire Near Dolores Park Displaces Tenants

A three-alarm fire that spread between two residential buildings in the Mission this morning was contained after about an hour, and no injuries were reported. In total, 27 tenants were displaced from the two apartment buildings, and it’s unclear when they will be able to return. The fire was reported at 8:34 a.m. near the rear of two buildings: a four-story, 16-unit building at 3525...

NERT Disaster Training, Part 3: Triage

Inside, the talk is of getting into character. Certain victims are instructed to pant heavily, others to respond nonsensically to questions. Those sorted into the "yellow" category are given this motivation: “You’re noisemakers. You’re basically a distraction. Scream a lot.” En Español