A two-alarm fire Tuesday heavily damaged a historic building that was the focus of a 1960s documentary on the hippie movement in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury District.
Firefighters were called to battle the blaze at 1550 Page St. around 1:26 p.m. The large residential building was the focus of a 1967 CBS documentary about the Grateful Dead and the growing hippie scene in Haight-Ashbury district.
Crews arrived at the scene within three minutes, and got the blaze under control in less than half an hour but not before it damaged both 1150 Page but also the residential building next door.
No injuries were reported and the cause remained under investigation.
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