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    Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out at Vacant Mission District Building in San Francisco
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    A vacant building in San Francisco's Mission district caught on fire for the second time in four months. (Aug. 6, 2016)

    For the second time in four months, a fire broke out Saturday at a Mission district building in San Francisco.

    Now, people who lived there have an even longer wait before they can move back home.

    The two-alarm fire was reported around 9:40 a.m. at 143-147 San Jose Ave., near the BART station on 24th Street, fire officials said on Twitter. The blaze did not displace any residents or cause injuries because the building was vacant, officials said. 

    The blaze spread to all floors of the three-story building, but was controlled within an hour, officials said. 

    Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out at Vacant Mission District Building in San Francisco

    [BAY] Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out at Vacant Mission District Building in San Francisco
    For the second time in four months, a fire broke out Saturday at a Mission district building in San Francisco. Christie Smith reports.
    (Published Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016)

    Neighbors saw the smoke and warned those living close by to get out, but had questions of their own Saturday.

    "The timing is rather odd," said neighbor David Rosenthal, who speculated that it "could have been squatters" who caused the fire. 

    The cause for the fire is under investigation, fire officials said.

    People have expressed concerns about residential fires in the Mission recently as well as the displacement of people who can least afford it. At a hearing, firefighters pointed to density and overcrowding in old buildings as contributing factors.

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