San Francisco fire displaces 20, one victim's condition improves

One person was rescued from a burning building in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon, the fire department said.

The two-alarm fire broke out at a housing complex at 1625 Leavenworth Street. The victim, who was rescued, was initially listed in critical condition, but their status improved by evening. 

San Francisco Fire Department said 20 people have been displaced from the four-story, 27-unit building. Officials said the American Red Cross has been notified. 

Officials said a second fire victim was treated at the scene and released. There were several pets associated with this building, but none were injured. 

A neighbor in the area filmed footage of the fire as it raged. The video shows flames and smoke pouring out of the top-floor window. Fire officials said the fire was continued one hour after the call came in at 1:38 p.m. 

The building is secure. Property owners are allowed in to gather valuable belongings, the fire department said.

Firefighters remain at the scene to clean up and are investigating the cause of the fire. The 1600 block of Leavenworth will remain closed through the early evening hours. 


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