Mayor Lee’s Statement on Mission Neighborhood Five-Alarm Fire
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the five-alarm fire that started at 2632 Mission Street near 22nd Street in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood this afternoon:
“On behalf of the residents of the City and County of San Francisco, I would like to thank our Fire Chief and the more than 100 firefighters who responded to today’s five-alarm fire in the Mission neighborhood. Thanks to the leadership and determined action of our City’s Fire Department, the very real potential of severe damage to other homes, businesses and structures in the neighborhood was avoided.
I am grateful that no one sustained serious injuries during this incident. Our thoughts are with those individuals and firefighter that were treated for smoke inhalation.
The extent of the damage is unknown, and the Fire Department will continue to investigate the cause of the blaze. 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.”