Video Shows High-Rise Apartment Fire That Displaced Dozens

KCBS Radio Midday News
October 23, 2018 - 1:52 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Investigators were trying to determine the cause of a high-rise fire in San Francisco that displaced tenants from 30 units on Monday evening. 

Video, provided to KCBS Radio on Tuesday from the resident of a neighboring tower, shows flames bursting from a window and a billowing plume of smoke in the 25-story building that's part of the Gateway apartments in the Financial District. The sound of glass shattering is heard while sirens wail. 

The fire broke out on the 12th floor around 5:15 p.m. and spread up to the 16th before it was brought under control by 5:58 p.m., according to the city's fire department. 

Seven people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. The American Red Cross got rooms in the nearby Hyatt Regency for building's the displaced residents.