| by Kenneth Chase | 3 comments

San Francisco Fire Crews Contain 3-Alarm Fire At Downtown Apartment Complex


A FIRE IN A SAN FRANCISCO HIGH RISE APARTMENT BUILDING. WITHIN THE PAST HOUR… FLAMES– SHOOTING FROM A WINDOW OF AN APARTEMENT IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT. THIS IS AT THE GATEWAY APARMENTS OFF JACKSON STREET. HERE’S ANOTHER LOOK AT THE FIRE FROM A SHORT TIME AGO… THIS VIDEO SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWING THOSE FLAMES COMING OUT OF THE BUILDING… AND THE THICK BLACK SMOKE. CHOPPER FIVE JUST GETTING TO THE SCENE…. GIVING US THE VIEW OF THE COMPLEX FROM THE AIR. FIRE ENGINES ARE ALL AROUND… ON THE STREETS BELOW… ALONG WITH DOZENS OF EVACUEES. LET’S GET RIGHT TO KPIX 5’S JOE VAZQUEZ…. LIVE AT THE SCENE. JOE? “the flames were coming out pretty good at the lowest floor… and then the next floor above started cathing up again. busting out windows. firefighters got it out really quick.everyobody was running gettign all their stuff… sot it has no where to go but out.l LETS GO BACK OVER TO CHOPPER FIVE… OVER TO CHOPPER FIVE… OVER THE GATEWAY APARTMENTS NOW… TO GIVE YOU A BETTER IDEA – THIS IS HAPPENING AT 420 DAVIS CT HIGH RISE IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT OF SAN FRANCISCO. LET’S GET TO KEN BASTIDA IN THE LET’S GET TO KEN BASTIDA IN THE NEWSROOM… WHO HAS MORE NOW ON THE HISTORY OF THE GATEWAY APARTMENT COMPLEX. KEN? THE COMPLEX IS PRETTY MASSIVE… WITH 4 TALL TOWERS FILLED WITH APARTMENTS. THERE ARE ALSO A NUMBER OF TOWN HOMES. CHOPPER-5 IS OVER THE COMPLEX. THE TALL TOWERS WERE BUILT IN 1965 — AND WERE RENOVATED AS RECENTLY AS 20-11. THE TOWERS ARE MORE THAN 20 STORIES. IN TOTAL… THE COMPLEX HOUSES OVER 12-HUNDRED UNITS. WE’RE NOW WORKING TO GET INFORMATION ON THE FIRE SPRINKLERS.. AND HOW LONG AGO THE SYSTEM MAY HAVE BEEN INSPECTED. ALLEN. LIZ?? LETS GO BACK OVER TO CHOPPER FIVE… OVER THE GATEWAY APARTMENTS NOW…MORE LIVE COVERAGE — STILL AHEAD FROM THE AIR AND FROM THE GROUND.

3 Comments

Bobby Chang

Oct 10, 2018, 9:39 pm Reply

This older building is better built and more fire proofing.

wisconsindabber

Oct 10, 2018, 10:13 pm Reply

"Glad the fire department got there so quickly" after saying it was going for a hr lol

ツAlpha

Nov 11, 2018, 3:46 am Reply

That building is near my old school

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