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.
2-ALARM MULTI-RESIDENTIAL HIGHRISE FIRE— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA (@SFFDPIO) May 9, 2023
6 LOCKSLEY AVE
DISPATCHED 1:04 AM
ON SCENE 1:08 AM
AVOID AREA pic.twitter.com/FtqmgANudb
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.
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