1 Killed, 6 Hurt As Fire Rips Through San Francisco Building

SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities say one person was killed and at least six people were injured when a massive fire ripped through a building in San Francisco’s trendy Mission District.

Smoke and flames shot out of the mixed-used building Wednesday evening as onlookers crowded the area.

Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White tells the San Francisco Chronicle that at least one person died.

Hayes-White says the injuries include smoke inhalation and burns. A firefighter was among the six injured.

More than 100 firefighters battled the blaze, which burned for several hours before being contained.

A neighbor says families live on the third floor of the building, while offices occupy the second floor. The ground floor housed restaurants, shops and Mission Market.