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Until late yesterday (Monday) afternoon the big fire news of the day in San Francisco was that long-time fire chief Joanne Hayes-White announced her retirement. At 5:15 p.m. the focus had switched to a high-rise fire in the city’s Financial District that burned apartments on four floors. There is lots of video of the fire, including from my brother-in-law (above), who watched the fire from his office window.
(Lt. Jonathan) Baxter said the fire burned through the hallways and inside approximately 10 apartments.
“Flames were lapping through the windows,” he said. “It was very fierce.”
Bystanders and evacuees said that the flames shattered and broke out windows on the 12th floor and crawled up the balconies of the building.
— Sanny Chawla (@localghost) October 23, 2018
#SanFrancisco High Rise Apt Bldg #Fire
12th-16th Floors Davis nr Washington
Rescues/No Injuries Reported
Rpt Fire Extinguished
NBC:https://t.co/gy9npDzEjd#NorCal #NorCalFire #CAFire #SFFD #SFFIre #BayArea https://t.co/ylIF5dKc8i
— tiniskwerl (@tiniskwerl) October 23, 2018
(Financial District, San Francisco) Two-Alarm Fire in Financial District — The blaze is in a high-rise building near Washington St & Davis Ct. More video & updates here: https://t.co/YXn78F1ePL. #CitizenAppSF #ProtectTheWorld pic.twitter.com/fRjNUEqrjW
— Citizen San Francisco Bay Area (@CitizenAppSFO) October 23, 2018
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) October 23, 2018