Apparent Hoarder Killed in San Francisco High-Rise Fire, Officials Say

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    A body was found in an apartment unit at a high-rise building near the San Francisco Golf Club Friday morning after a fire broke out in a cluttered apartment, a deputy fire chief said.

    Fire crews responded about 5:10 a.m. to a Parkmerced apartment building at first block of Chumasero Drive, off of Brotherhood Way.

    Deputy Chief Mark Gonzales said there were several small fires at a unit where a hoarder appeared to live in a unit near the bottom of the building.

    He said it took crews some time to find the flames before quickly extinguishing the blaze.

    Crews found a body in a unit that was filled with items, he said. That person appears to have been the only resident in the unit.

    No other injuries were reported.

    A fire alarm had gone off in the entire building, he said, however the blaze did not spread to other units.

    The fire remains under investigation, he said.