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Folsom Street on Fire this Morning 6 Buildings Burn

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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.

9 AM:

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.

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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.

From Above:

UPDATE:  As of 10 am

SF Fired Department have majority of fire under control

 

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1 Comment

  1. August 2, 2020 at 6:07 pm — Reply

    It’s NOT “the 101.” It’s “101.”

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