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Mayor Lee’s Statement On Fire In San Francisco's Mission Bay Neighborhood

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement on the five-alarm fire at Fourth Street near China Basin Street in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood Tuesday afternoon:

“On behalf of the residents of the City and County of San Francisco, I would like to thank Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White and the approximately 150 firefighters from several San Francisco Fire Stations who responded to what became a five-alarm fire in our Mission Bay neighborhood today. I am extremely grateful and relieved that no one sustained serious injuries during this very serious incident.

Thanks to the leadership and determined action of our Fire Department, the very real potential of severe damage to other homes, businesses, and structures in the neighborhood was avoided.
The Fire Department will continue to investigate the cause of the blaze and the City and the Red Cross will work closely with any displaced residents of nearby homes.

I would like to encourage property owners and landlords to use the Good Samaritan temporary occupancy residential rent ordinance, to help those displaced so that they can more easily find temporary housing, if needed.

Other city departments performed admirably, including the Police Department, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Animal Care and Control and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.”