Two-alarm blaze damages Mission District care facility

- SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU and wires) – A two-alarm fire raced through a Mission District senior care facility late Monday, heavily damaging the building and sending one person to the hospital with smoke inhalation.

According to the San Francisco Fire Department, crews responded to reports of a fire at 628 Shotwell St. at about 11:07 p.m.

Arriving firefighters found a working fire that appeared to be coming from the top floor of the three-story
building.

The blaze also spread to an adjunct home in the densely packed neighborhood.

Firefighters were able to gain control of the blaze at around 12:23 a.m., but not before it gutted the care facility.

One person was treated for smoke inhalation and taken a hospital. Fourteen other residents of both homes were displaced and receiving assistance from the Red Cross.

The fire remains under investigation.

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