Liverpool Lil’s damaged in two-alarm fire

A two-alarm fire damaged a popular restaurant and bar near San Francisco’s Presidio Wednesday morning, fire officials said.

The blaze was reported at 7:30 a.m. at 2942 Lyon St. near Lombard Street and the entrance to the Presidio from the Marina District. That address is the location of the Liverpool Lil’s restaurant and bar.

A second alarm was called at 7:48 a.m. The fire was contained as of 8:38 a.m. and crews were being released from the scene as of shortly after 9 a.m., fire officials said.

Raymond Archer, the concierge at the nearby Travelodge at 2755 Lombard St., said a portion of the hotel was briefly evacuated during the response to the blaze but that fire crews have since allowed the occupants to return to their rooms.

“The fire crews did an amazing job of stopping the fire before it reached the hotel,” Archer said. Fire officials did not say how much damage was caused to Liverpool Lil’s, which has been in the neighborhood for more than 40 years, according to its website.