San Francisco firefighters contained a two-alarm fire in the Richmond District Monday afternoon leaving one person dead, fire officials said.

The blaze began around 3:08 p.m. at a three-story residential complex on the 1500 block of Cabrillo Street near 16th Avenue and Cabrillo Street, fire officials said.

San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson Lt. Jonathan Baxter said flames began shooting out on the second floor of the building and escalated to the third floor and roof.

San Francisco Fire Depaart One person is in critical condition and one firefighter sustained minor injuries Monday, December 23, 2019 in a three-story residential fire on Cabrillo Street in the Richmond District of San Francisco, Calif.

Baxter said one firefighter sustained a minor injury while one person recused had succumbed to their injuries.

The fire remains under investigation.

This story has been updated with new information.

Jerold Chinn
Jerold Chinn is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of SFBay. A San Francisco native, he has spent a decade covering transportation in San Francisco. Send tips to jerold@sfbay.ca or at Twitter @Jerold_Chinn.

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