Aggressive Search for Child Inside San Francisco House Fire

Firefighters were alerted that a 6-year-old child might be trapped inside.
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Firefighters were told a 6-year-old might be inside

Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle


Mar. 11–An apartment building in San Francisco’s Bayview district went up in flames Wednesday evening and firefighters were alerted that a 6-year-old child might be trapped inside.

After an “aggressive search,” firefighters determined there was no one inside the building on the 1600 block of La Salle Avenue, said Lt. Jonathan Baxter of the San Francisco Fire Department. Fire crews were called to the scene at 6:22 p.m.

Firefighters contained the flames shortly before 7 p.m., he said. The fire caused moderate damage to the building’s top floor and minor damage to an extension of an adjacent building. No injuries were reported.

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Fire crews remained on scene to monitor hot spots and embers Wednesday evening to “ensure that nothing rekindles,” Baxter said.

Nora Mishanec is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email:


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