Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 42 / 19 October 2017
 

Small fire breaks out in the Castro over Pride weekend

San Francisco firefighters spent Saturday afternoon (June 24) battling a fire at 495 Castro Street, according to the fire department’s twitter feed.

(A ladder truck was deployed on a fire in the Castro Saturday afternoon. Photo: Jim Provenzano)

(A ladder truck was deployed on a fire in the Castro Saturday afternoon. Photo: Jim Provenzano)

At about 4:40 p.m. the department said the blaze was contained. It was reported to be in a building that has residential above commercial. There were no reported injuries. The number of displacement was unknown, according to the department.

A ladder truck was deployed and witnesses responding on twitter said firefighters were “sneaking hoses from 2nd floor up to 3rd.”

The scene blocked off streets in the area during a crowded Pride weekend.

BARtab editor Jim Provenzano was in the area and took some photos.

The fire department said the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

— Cynthia Laird, June 24, 2017 @ 4:54 pm PST
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