Outer Mission garage fire injures firefighter


A garage fire at a two-story house in San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood this afternoon displaced four people and left a firefighter injured, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The blaze was reported at 12:48 p.m. in a garage connected to a single-family home in the 300 block of Mt. Vernon Avenue, about three blocks away from the Balboa Park BART station, San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Although firefighters managed to contain the blaze to the garage and extinguished it within a half-hour, the fire caused two adults and two children to be displaced, according to Talmadge.

A firefighter was transported to a hospital with a laceration. The severity of his injury has not yet been released. No other injuries were reported, Talmadge said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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