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The Castro: Where There's Smoke, Something's Usually On Fire

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[Photo Credit: Jeph Henderson]

On the hottest day of 2011 (so far) a roof-top fire at 165 Collingwood sent plumes of smoke up above the Castro early this afternoon. No word on a cause, or if this was another in a series of recent arson episode, but spontaneous combustion is not an unknown phenomenon in the neighborhood. According to SFFD spokesperson Mindy Talmadge:

It was definitely a very visual fire.And of course, we wouldn't expect anything less. The fire was quickly brought under control and although there's no assessment yet of damage, there were no reported injuries.
· One Alarm Fire Sends Plume of Smoke Over Castro [SF Appeal]