Last night around 8pm, our neighborhood heard blaring sirens for a good 30 minutes. Twitter was blowing up with followers realizing the reason for all the sirens.
anyone know what's up with all the #sirens I can here in #SF from Cole Valley for the last ten minutes?
FIRE: firefighters fighting fierce flames at Masonic & Waller.
Fire on Masonic Ave. Masonic, Waller, and Frederick are blocked off for several blocks. Anyone know why or the status?
Yikes another round of sirens. #haight #fire.
Update: Photos and more information about the fire on Masonic in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood j.mp/vLAOwg
Masonic Ave fire brought under control at 9:02pm. Three buildings sustained fire damage. awe.sm/5ch7u
The fire began at 8:10pm at 1357-1359 Masonic and then spread to neighboring buildings before firefighters were able to bring it under control around 9pm. Cause of fire still not determined. From KTVU's website, it seems as though one person was injured in the three-alarm fire and was transported to Davies Medical Center. The fire caused significant damage to 1355 Masonic and some damage from the adjacent buildings. Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White stated that the firefighters' job were made more difficult by the fact that the homes were attached, though, " fortunately it's not windy tonight."
Ten residents were displaced due to the fire and were being sheltered at the park Police Station and at nearby residents.
It seems as though the fire is being treated as a crime scene until investigations can determine the cause.