Fire near ‘Painted Ladies’ under investigation


Five people were displaced including an infant and two Victorian homes burned in a fire early Friday morning near Alamo Square in San Francisco, fire officials said.

The two-alarm fire was reported at 3:11 a.m. in the 1200 block of Fulton Street in the Alamo Square neighborhood near the famous Painted Ladies.

Displaced residents received help from the American Red Cross and city services. Fire officials said no one was injured.

Police initially indicated in a daily crime recap that the case was being considered arson, but San Francisco fire spokesman Jonathan Baxter said that was not the case.

Baxter said the fire remains under investigation and a cause will be determined in the coming weeks.

Police said no arrest has been made in the case.


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