Increased fires in Mission spark concern

The Mission District experienced an increase this year in the number of fires that damaged property, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

Twenty fires damaged property in the Mission District in 2015, compared with 15 in 2014, 18 in 2013 and 10 in 2012, fire department data show.

Other districts in the City experienced a regular number of property damage fires.

To reduce the number of fires in the Mission District and throughout the City, fire department personnel will be working to provide community outreach to show residents how to prevent fires.