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2 jump from windows in high-rise blaze near UCSF Parnassus Campus

A fire at 6 Locksley Ave. injured five people in the early hours of Tuesday. | Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department

San Francisco firefighters contained a fire early Tuesday in a high-rise building a few blocks southwest of the Parnassus Campus of the University of California at San Francisco.

Five people were injured, including two who jumped from windows, according to SFFD Capt. Jonathan Baxter, speaking in a video the department shared at 3:52 a.m. on Twitter. All the injured people were taken to local hospitals and are expected to survive their injuries, he said.

The fire was believed to have been ignited by a lithium-ion battery.

Crews were dispatched at 1:04 a.m. to 6 Locksley Ave. The American Red Cross was assisting eight people who were displaced by the fire, which damaged two units in the building.