SF Firefighter Seriously Hurt in Fire Fight

A San Francisco firefighter is in the hospital with serious injuries this morning after a wall fell on him while he was battling a  three-alarm warehouse fire that took more than 100 firefighters to control, a  fire lieutenant said.
The fire was reported shortly before 5 a.m. on Revere Avenue at Industrial Street. Because the fire was "blowing out of the roof,"  firefighters quickly called for second and third alarms, fire Lt. Mindy  Talmadge said.

The concrete walls trapped the heat and the fire was "burning hot," Talmadge said. Since there was concern the roof would collapse, about  130 firefighters fought the fire from the outside the warehouse.

The firefighter was injured in the front of the warehouse when a parapet wall collapsed and fell on him, she said. He is expected to survive.

Crews controlled the fire by 7:15 a.m., she said.

Firefighters were just starting to enter the building around 8 a.m.

No other injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.

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