February 4, 2013

Bliss Bar On Fire

According to witnesses on scene, black smoke erupted out the front of Bliss Bar at 4026 24th St at approximately 1:10PM today. SFFD responded quickly and shut it down by 1:30. SFFD Chief Tom stated that the location of the fire's origin was identified but that the cause remains under investigation. There were no reported injuries.

The building owner and multiple tenants of the affected and surrounding buildings were on scene, as was Bliss Bar owner Pierre Letheule. All were ok, but worried about next steps. The first floor suffered major damage, and firefighters were digging upward in the ceiling tracing the fire's path. It looks like the second floor tenants (at least) will need to find shelter tonight. The Red Cross hadn't made it on scene yet.

Here's how it played out on Twitter:

And here are some photos from the scene:

Update (2/5): The fire reignited about 8:30PM.