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Video: San Francisco firefighters contain 4-alarm structure fire

Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson said she thought they might lose an entire city block


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By Bill Carey

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco firefighters doused a four-alarm structure fire in the Hayes Valley neighborhood Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported at approximately 6:00 a.m. in the area of Oak Street and Octavia Boulevard, NBC Bay Area reported. The building was reportedly under construction.

Video of the fire shows a partial collapse during fire operations.

At least four neighboring homes were damaged during the fire and several people were displaced.

“When I pulled up, I thought we were going to see possibly a full block go down,” San Francisco Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson told CBS Bay Area. “So, really proud of the members and what they did today, really limiting, limiting the impact to an entire neighborhood.”

Fire officials are now concerned about a possible collapse of construction scaffolding.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.