Mom, 3-Year-Old Son Die in San Francisco Fire

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    One person died, and one person was in critical condition following a San Francisco on fire Wednesday morning, and firefighters said that some people were seen jumping out of windows. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014)

    A mother and son died in a Wednesday morning fire at their apartment during a fire at their Sunnydale apartment complex, a police official said.

    The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office identified the mother as 32-year-old Esther Ioane and her son as 3-year-old Santana Williams.

    Fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge fire was reported just before 9:54 a.m. at 76 Brookdale Ave. Aerial footage showed a long, two-story building with a hole in the roof. Fire personnel were surrounding the unit.

    Despite earlier reports that several people jumped from the building, the latest count was that one person jumped to safety.

    The fire was brought under control at 10:20 a.m. Witnesses said the boy was taken to a hospital, where he died.

    How the fire started is under investigation.