Excelsior fire torches three homes

Three houses were burned in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood Tuesday evening, a fire spokeswoman said.

The two-alarm fire was reported at 4:57 p.m. and appears to have started in the kitchen of 167 Maynard St. and spread to two adjacent houses, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The rear of that home and another house were fully involved.

Firefighters used water on all three houses and worked aggressively to get the fire out, Talmadge said.

No injuries were reported.