One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation this afternoon after a fire in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood that investigators believe may have been intentionally set, a fire department spokeswoman said.
The fire was reported at 1:36 p.m. at 670 Natoma St. That address is the location of Canon Barcus Community House, a building that provides housing to extremely low-income residents and special needs residents.
Along with the one hospitalization, a second patient was assessed at the scene, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. Talmadge did not know the extent of the victims’ injuries.
The fire apparently started on a mattress in the building and investigators are treating it as an arson case, Talmadge said.