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North Beach blaze appears to be accidental, SF fire officials say

The fire that ripped through a three-story commercial and residential building in North Beach on Saturday evening was accidental, fire officials said Monday.

While the fire remains under investigation, preliminary findings appeared to rule out foul play as the cause of the blaze that displaced eight people from their homes. No injuries were reported.

Crews responded to the fire at 659 Union Street at 7:25 p.m., one minute after it was reported. At the peak of the blaze, more than 130 firefighters and 40 fire units were on the scene.

The fire was contained at 11:18 p.m. and brought under control by 1:15 a.m. Sunday, fire officials said.
Source: Bay Area News North Beach blaze appears to be accidental, SF fire officials say

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