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All residents find shelter after Market Street supportive housing fire

Hotel rooms have been secured for all 80-plus residents who were displaced by a two-alarm fire Sunday at San Francisco’s National Hotel at 1137 Market St., District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney said in a 10:13 p.m. tweet.

The fire, which was first reported at 5:30 p.m. and contained at 7:02 p.m., was caused by a mattress fire, San Francisco Fire Department officials said.

Twenty-five fire vehicles and 75 emergency responders, including firefighters and paramedics, were on the scene as the fire burned the first, second and third floors of the building, officials said.

Photo courtesy of San Francisco Fire Department Some of the more than 80 residents displaced by a fire at the National Hotel at 1137 Market St. in San Francisco, Calif. on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

According to the Tenderloin Housing Clinic website, the National Hotel provides permanent supportive housing for San Francisco citizens who previously faced chronic homelessness.

Displaced residents were assisted by the Red Cross, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management and Haney’s office.

Earlier, the San Francisco Fire Department reported one adult with a minor injury due to smoke inhalation, but the department has since updated the status of the fire to no injury. Officials said two dogs were also rescued from the fire.

Photo courtesy of San Francisco Fire Department San Francisco Fire Department truck outside the scene of a fire Sunday, June 13, 2021, that displaced at least 80 residents of the National Hotel at 1137 Market St.

The fire at the residential hotel next door to American Conservatory Theater’s Strand Theater, near Civic Center BART Station, sent thick plumes of smoke across Market Street on Sunday evening and forced MUNI lines to re-route.

Firefighters, via the San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 Twitter account, posted a video showing visible flames coming from the lower back side of the building at 644 Odd Fellows Way (also known as Stevenson Street), an alley off Seventh Street just south of Market Street, at 5:52 p.m.

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