15 people have been rescued from a one-alarm fire in SoMa; at least 8 people have been injured, and seven pets have been saved.
When a fire broke out on the third and fourth levels of 1000 Howard Street about 2 p.m. Saturday, the San Francisco Fire Department Media's Twitter account kept followers updated on the situation. The fire swiftly developed to a one-alarm fire, which required forty-five firemen to battle and eventually put out.
Over a dozen residents of the building needed to be rescued from the fifteen flats that were damaged, and seven pets were also rescued by on-site first responders. Initially, four persons were reported to have been injured as a result of the fire; however, that number was later increased to eight people, four of whom were evacuated to a local hospital.
Residents and pets harmed by the SoMa fire will be "fine," according to SF Fire authorities later yesterday. It's unclear how many occupants in the residential building would be displaced as a result of the fire.
"Thank you [Red Cross NorCal], [SFMTA], [San Francisco Animal Care and Control], and [SFPD] for all your assistance in providing temporary shelter, intake, and recovery services, as well as keeping the community safe and comforted during a 1-Alarm fire at 1000 Howard," reads a final tweet from San Francisco Fire Department Media.
The cause of the fire is still being looked into.