UPDATED: Two-Alarm Fire on Prospect Ave., Firefighter Injured, Eight Residents Displaced



This morning firefighters are extinguishing a two-alarm fire at 158 Prospect Avenue, between Virginia and Esmeralda.

Firefighters report 8 people live in the building, but all escaped safely.

UPDATE, 9:40 am: One firefighter suffered a head injury while battling the blaze. The injury was described as moderate, and the firefighter was taken to the hospital.

Neighbor Valerie is on the scene:

Neighbor Mary shared this photo. She says, “These were taken from my west-facing deck on the hill. I first noticed the smoke about 8:30 and documented the courageous firefighters working on a steeply sloped roof. As of 9:25 the smoke is still very visible.”


Additional coverage:

UPDATE: As of 9:45 am, the fire is reported as contained.

Bernalwood will update this story as additional information becomes available.

PHOTO: Top, via Neighbor Valerie. Below, Prospect fire as seen from Noe Valley, courtesy of Christopher Baker 

7 thoughts on “UPDATED: Two-Alarm Fire on Prospect Ave., Firefighter Injured, Eight Residents Displaced

  1. This could have been much, much worse – kudos to the SFFD for their prompt response. Please us know if there is anything we can do to help our displaced neighbors.

  2. Are we concerned that this is part of the mission burning issue or is this too far up the hill to be arson?

  3. FYI, Someone has posted on Bernal Parents looking for a rental for one of the families displaced– a family of five including one baby. This feels like a great place to post, as well, if anyone has leads.

  4. Hi neighbors,

    For anyone who would like to help, there is a GoFundMe to help out the Grant-Wieslers, the family of 5 displaced from Prospect Ave:


    My wife and I set it up as we are long-time friends, and our girls and theirs have been besties since infancy. They are wonderful people and great contributors to Bernal. :/


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