SF 3-Alarm Fire Displaces Dozens

Monday, Dec 31, 2012  |  Updated 8:57 AM PDT
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SF 3-Alarm Fire Displaces Dozens

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A three-alarm fire in San Francisco's Mission District this  morning displaced more than three dozen people including four children,  according to updated numbers form the American Red Cross.

A total of 39 adults and four children were displaced by the fire,  which was first reported at a home on Capp Street near 23rd Street around  9:45 a.m., Red Cross spokeswoman Kathleen Maclay said.

The Red Cross is providing emergency housing tonight for 19  people, representing 10 families, Maclay said.
The fire was brought under control by 11:18 a.m., but not before  it damaged multiple buildings. Maclay said she understood there were 13  distinct addresses affected.
The Red Cross set up an evacuation center today to help victims of  the fire, and will operate a client services center tomorrow from noon to six  p.m. at Mission Presbyterian Church, 3261 23rd St.

Because around half the people seen by the Red Cross today were  Spanish speaking, translators will be available to help.

Maclay noted that because this is a holiday period, some residents  affected by the fire may not be home yet and may not be aware of the damage.
 

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