A two-alarm fire broke out this afternoon the 600 block of Andover Street (near Crescent) in Bernal Heights, damaging two homes. The fire was under control by 4:30. CBSLocal has the details:
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A two-alarm fire that started at a home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood Thursday afternoon has spread to an adjacent home, a San Francisco fire spokeswoman said.
The fire was reported at 3:55 p.m. at a home at 655 Andover St., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
There were heavy flames in the attic and the blaze extended into one of the next-door homes, Talmadge said.
Firefighters have not located anyone in the homes and no injuries have been reported, Talmadge said.
UPDATE: KTVU adds this:
Heavy flames in the attic of the home spread to a next-door house before the fire was contained, Talmadge said.
The American Red Cross has been called to assist three adults and three children who live in the first home and five adults, one child and three cats who live in the next-door residence, she said.
Personnel from the city’s Department of Building Inspection have been called to the scene to check the integrity of the buildings, Talmadge said.
No injuries were reported in the blaze.
UPDATE: More from KTVU regarding two arrests connected to the blaze:
Two people have been taken into custody in connection with a suspicious fire that caused an estimated $540,000 in damage to two residential buildings in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, a fire department spokeswoman said Friday. [ ...]
Two people were taken into custody after investigators determined the fire was suspicious, Talmadge said. The official cause of the blaze has not yet been determined, she said.
Police were not immediately available Friday afternoon to provide more details about the arrests.
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