September 10, 2011

2-Alarm Fire On 24th Street

A fire engulfed the upper unit of the building housing Radio Shack this afternoon. In case you missed the smoke but heard the sirens, here's KGO's official report:
A fire at an apartment in Noe Valley burned for 45 minutes before it was brought under control on Saturday.

The fire was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday at a home along 24th Street between Noe and Castro in San Francisco.

Firefighters called a second alarm for the blaze at 3:57 p.m. Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control shortly after 4:25 p.m.

The fire was contained to one structure that houses several apartment buildings. It's not known if anyone was inside those apartments at the time of the fire.

There were no injuries associated with the blaze.
Twitter was more helpful:
 Catherine Bergstrom 
Omg! Huge fire on 24th Street in Noe Valley! Fire in apartments above Radio Shack.

 Lisa Picarille 
there must be a huge fire in noe valley, the mission is flooded with smoke and fire trucks were headed up 24th towards NV

 Gregory Peebles 
there was a huge fire in an apartment and the whole neighborhood is full of smoke. @ 24th Street Noe Valley 

 Luis Garcia 
Ack. Big fire in Noe Valley right now. Hope peeps are ok.

 Jennifer Leonard 
Narrowly escaped the billows of black cloud and ashfall from massive house fire in Noe Valley. Scary.

Wife called - "not going to whole foods, noe valley is all messed up. What's going on, check your twitter...."

 Brett Emerson 
Fire trucks in Noe Valley @ Downtown Noe Valley

 Jim Goldstein 
Photo: Today’s fire in Noe Valley. 3 ladder trucks, 6+ engines and 2 ambulances   (Taken... 

 Dave Blizard 
Looks like the fire was contained to the Radio Shack building. The upper unit is trashed. :( Noe valley fire 
 Richard Brewer-Hay 
Mission accomplished. Thanks for all that you do.  @ Pasta Pomodoro - Noe 
KGO reports no injuries, but clearly at least one family was displaced. Does anyone have any info about where they will sleep tonight? Did the American Red Cross show up?

How can Noe Valley help?

[Photo: Jim M. Goldstein]


Nails Doverspike said...

Good coverage, guys. KGO was right on it too. Thanks.

Rick said...

The Red Cross did show up. They had a truck parked on 24th by 7:00 or so.

Gonzalo said...

FYI, if anyone's concerned: we're all ok (no injuries or close calls), and have plenty of supportive friends that we can stay with while we figure things out. Lots of kind neighbors have offered their help, and it's immensely appreciated.

Gillian Gillett said...

Gonzalo and neighbors. If you need help with anything, please feel free to call Supervisor Scott Wiener's Office: 554-6968. We are there to help.

Todd David said...

If any help is needed, Friends of Noe Valley will coordinate with Supervisor Wiener's office to assist in any manner.

We are all glad no one was injured.


Aaron said...

To help the displaced residence, we are organizing a benefit/fundraiser this Saturday, September 17th……

Where: Valley Tavern
Address: 4054 24th Street
Time: 4pm – 8pm

We understand this is of short notice but these victims are in need of your kind assistance.
We are collecting items for our raffle and turning to you in hopes that you would be able to donate to this cause.

We appreciate your help and consideration!

Please contact, Aaron Bailey at
Heather Romaine at
Donations for the “4051 24th Street Fire Relief Fund” can be made to Wells Fargo Bank, Account # 5867960097. If you bank with Wells Fargo you can do an online transfer under ‘Aaron Bailey, # 5867960097′ or you can go to any Wells Fargo Bank branch and reference this account.