Folsom Street on Fire this Morning 6 Buildings Burn
The fire was first reported on the side of the Central Freeway in the area of 13th and Folsom streets shortly before 7 a.m. Anyone driving on the 101 through SF saw massive plumes of smoke this morning.
Massive fire at 14th off the 101 in SF this morning ? pic.twitter.com/vOPLGdbXIs
— baby bing (@zaddysboi) July 28, 2020
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The fire spread to six commercial buildings along Eerie Street to 14th Street and Folsom Street to South Van Ness Avenue, according to Supervisor Matt Haney. At least 150 firefighters are reportedly on scene. No injuries have been reported. The buildings effected appear to be commercial, the Bartfield Sales Co. (a business in SF since 1947) is completely burned to the ground.
Deputy Fire Chief Victor Wyrsch said a total of six commercial structures were affected along two full city blocks, including a roofing supply company and a sheriff’s training office, where authorities had to remove ammunition from the basement as the flames licked nearby.
Evacuated residents were being asked to go to the Foods Co. parking lot for assistance, and the Red Cross is reportedly staging at 1745 Folsom St., the location of Rainbow Grocery. Others in the area are advised to shelter in the place and close their doors and windows to limit exposure to smoke. The freeway on/off ramps around division may be disrupted temporarily.
5 Alarm Fire on Folsom/13th this morning. Multiple buildings. Firefighters are on scene. Thankful for their immediate response and courage as always. Will provide more updates as I get them. pic.twitter.com/dRRAUFsYog
— Matt Haney (@MattHaneySF) July 28, 2020
— K.M. Soehnlein (@kmsoehnlein) July 28, 2020
UPDATE: As of 10 am
SF Fired Department have majority of fire under control
Firefighters dumping water on a 5-alarm fire at Shotwell and 14th Street in SF. Mostly contained now. One firefighter received minor injuries from falling debris. @SFFDPIO says an investigation is underway. pic.twitter.com/T7eLVverTU
— Scott Shafer (@scottshafer) July 28, 2020