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2 Injured in San Francisco Fire, Firefighter Encounter 6 Pit Bulls

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    San Francisco firefighters say two people were injured during a 3-alarm fire on Monday, when they encountered six pit bulls in the back yard. Bob Redell reports. (Published Monday, June 29, 2015)

    San Francisco firefighters battled a three-alarm fire Monday morning and said that two people suffered minor injuries in a blaze that was hard to put out because of all the junk in the garage and six pit bulls in the back yard.

    An older man was inside the home in the 1100 block of Plymouth Avenue and wasn't hurt too badly when the fire was reported at 8:55 a.m., although his exact injuries weren't disclosed, according to Fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge. Video at the scene showed the man alert and conscious when he was wheeled to an ambulance. A second person tripped over a hose, firefighter said.

    Talmadge said the fire was "extremely bad for the crews," especially because the garage was thick with smoke and garbage, which made access inside the house difficult.

    In addition, six pit bulls were in the back yard, and their condition was not immediately made clear.