Posted by on March 18, 2018
Categories: Bay Area

(by Janis Mara) – An evacuation center has been opened to serve those affected by the Saturday night fire in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, fire officials said.

The evacuation center is at 1450 Powell St., according to the San Francisco Fire Department, which shared the information on social media. The Red Cross Bay Area and the Salvation Army are available to assist those
affected by the fire.

Reports of the number of people displaced vary, but the fire department reported this morning that eight people were confirmed displaced by the Red Cross Bay Area.

The blaze at 659 Union St. between Powell Street and Columbus Avenue was reported around 7:30 p.m. and devastated the three-story building, fire officials said.

Firefighters arrived at the scene two minutes after they were dispatched, attacking the blaze form inside within six minutes, according to San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Jonathan Baxter. The fire was contained and firefighters remained on the scene to check for hot spots.