Flames destroyed at least two of the six commercial buildings, including warehouses, in a five-alarm fire Monday morning that left one San Francisco firefighter injured.
The firefighter, who suffered a “traumatic injury” is now resting at home, San Francisco Fire Department media affairs officer Jonathan Baxter said.
As of 7:30 a.m. Tuesday the fire was determined to be under control, Baxter said. While the fire department presence is being reduced SFFD expects to maintain a fire watch at the scene through midweek, he said.
“You basically have warehouses that have fallen in upon themselves putting layers and layers of building construction material on top of the material that was already within these buildings,” Baxter said.
Of the six buildings, fire levelled two, damaged another two to the point of requiring demolition, and two survived with moderate damage, he said.
Water is still being applied to known hot spots to prevent widespread re-ignition. Baxter said it is possible that when it is deemed safe enough heavy equipment will be brought in shift the debris and reach the last of the hot spots.
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