3 “suspicious” fires break out in SF’s Castro District in 1 hour
San Francisco Fire investigators said three early morning blazes — all of which broke out within an hour in the Castro District — have been deemed suspicious.
Two of the three fires grew to second-alarm calls and destroyed two buildings near a three-block radius.
The Fire Department said it was initially dispatched to a trash can fire at 2248 Market Street just after 4:30 a.m. The fire was quickly put out before it could damage any nearby buildings.
Then the fire department was dispatched to a call at 3620 16th Street at around 5 a.m. and discovered an apartment complex on fire. The blaze grew to two-alarms before it was put out displacing 17 residents who lived in the building.
A third fire was reported at 5:30 a.m. from a home under renovation at 17th & Hartford Streets. A second-alarm was declared for the blaze shortly after the fire raced through an attic area. Firefighters put out the blaze shortly afterwards.
No one was injured in any of the blazes.
Fire investigators said the time and proximity of all three fires are suspect. Arson investigators were called out Thursday morning to examine the cause of all three fires.
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