San Francisco Fire Department

Father, Daughter Dead After House Fire in San Francisco

A young woman and her father died after a fire broke out at a two-story house in San Francisco's Mission Terrace neighborhood early Wednesday morning, according to a neighbor and fire officials.

Firefighters responded around 2:07 a.m. to the one-alarm fire at 66 Delano Ave. They were able to pull the two family members from the home, but the woman did not survive, according to the fire department. A dog also died.

A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said he grabbed his hose and started spraying the house. He and his son then ran to the back of the house and tried to rescue the woman.

"She was screaming, 'Dad!'" the neighbor said. "I just heard her say it once...I went to the back door. I hopped over the fence...The door was warm. I didn't try to bust it open. So I tried to break a window, and all this smoke started coming out."

The neighbor called the father and daughter "good people" who lived at the home with their dog. He said the woman was 23 years old and just started law school at the University of San Francisco.

"It's horrible," the neighbor said.

The neighbor also said the mother in the family died about 10 years ago after a battle with cancer.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

The San Francisco Fire Department has yet to officially identify the victims.

NBC Bay Area's Mandela Linder and Brendan Weber contributed to this report.

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