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1 Critically Injured in Fire in San Francisco

Firefighters at the scene of a fire in San Francisco.
NBC Bay Area

One person was seriously burned and 20 people were displaced Wednesday after a fire broke out in an apartment building in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood, according to fire officials.

At about 1:50 p.m., the San Francisco Fire Department reported the fire at 1625 Leavenworth St. via social media.

A short time later, fire officials reported that one person was rescued from the building and taken to a burn center with critical injuries.

A second person was treated by paramedics at the scene and released and several pets were rescued.

At about 2:20 p.m., fire officials announced that crews had stopped the fire's progress and that there was damage to the second and third floors of the four-story, 27-unit building.

A couple hours later, officials announced that the blaze was doused and crews were conducting "overhaul" operations.

The 1600 block of Leavenworth will remain closed for the next two or three hours.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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