Penthouse Fire Spreads to Roof of 6-Story San Francisco Apartment Building

By NBC Bay Area staff
|  Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014  |  Updated 8:37 PM PDT
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Mindi Talmage of the San Francisco Fire Department provides an update on a 2-alarm fire that erupted at the top of a building on Dolores and 14th streets.

Mindi Talmage of the San Francisco Fire Department provides an update on a 2-alarm fire that erupted at the top of a building on Dolores and 14th streets.

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San Francisco firefighters battled a rooftop blaze at a six-story apartment building in the Castro Tuesday afternoon that fire officials said began on deck of the penthouse unit.

The fire was reported about 4:40 p.m. at a building on Dolores at 14th Street, SF Fire Department spokesperson Mindy Talmadge said. The fire was contained at 5:36 p.m., after opening up the roof for ventilation, fire officials said.

Talmadge said the fire started in a penthouse apartment unit and spread to the roof.

Residents of the building were evacuated while fire crews battled the blaze.

Talmadge said the fire was the third to break out in San Francisco in a short period of time Tuesday afternoon.

Nine residents were displaced in the fire and no injuries were reported.

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, who represents the neighborhood where the fire occurred, wrote on Twitter, "At fire at Dolores/14th. Thank you SF Fire Dept for great work & quickly getting the fire out."

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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