San Francisco

Elderly Man Dies, 2 Others Hurt in San Francisco House Fire

An elderly man died and two others — an elderly woman and a firefighter —  suffered injuries when a blaze broke out at a residence in San Francisco early Monday morning, according to the fire department.

The two-alarm fire, which was reported around 12:50 a.m., burned along the 3800 block of Clay Street, Mark Gonzales with the San Francisco Fire Department said.

The elderly man was pulled out of the burning building, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the fire department. The "severely burned" elderly woman was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The firefighter who was injured was also transported to the hospital and later released, according to the fire department. He is expected to be OK, Gonzales said.

"Once [the firefighters] got in, the fire rolled over them and actually knocked one of them over the little porch area there, so that's where the one firefighter got burned," Gonzales said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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