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.Twitter was more helpful:
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.
catherineberg Catherine BergstromOmg! Huge fire on 24th Street in Noe Valley! Fire in apartments above Radio Shack.
LisaP Lisa Picarillethere must be a huge fire in noe valley, the mission is flooded with smoke and fire trucks were headed up 24th towards NV
thevalueofpie Jennifer LeonardNarrowly escaped the billows of black cloud and ashfall from massive house fire in Noe Valley. Scary.
murphstahoe murphstahoeWife called - "not going to whole foods, noe valley is all messed up. What's going on, check your twitter...."
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]