2 hospitalized, others evacuated after fire at senior housing complex in San Francisco

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Two people were taken to a hospital and many others had to be evacuated from a senior housing complex in San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood where a two-alarm fire was reported late Friday morning, a fire lieutenant said.

The fire was reported at 10:47 a.m. at 1727 Fillmore St. and has since been extinguished after starting on the third floor of the building and extended to the fourth and into the roof, San Francisco fire Lt. Mariano Elias said as of 1:30 p.m.

The complex had 51 units and more than 100 people living there and there was a language barrier between firefighters and many of the residents but “firefighters did a great job getting in there quickly and evacuating and rescuing people who were either in their units or in the hallway trying to evacuate,” Elias said.

The two people taken to the hospital had minor injuries, while other displaced residents are being assisted by the American Red Cross, he said.

Investigators remained at the scene Friday afternoon to try to determine the cause of the fire. About 75 firefighters in all responded to the fire, according to Elias.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.