Tragic Fire

A fire at the Star of India restaurant in Russian Hill early this morning turned tragic when firefighters discovered two bodies among the rubble.

The two victims–thought to be employees or possibly the owners of the restaurant–were apparently asleep when the blaze erupted at a5:38 a.m., a fire captain interviewed on KTVU said this morning. They were sleeping in a loft above the kitchen that was not designated as a legal dwelling.

Firefighters brought the one-alarm blaze under control by 5:57 a.m., according to the Examiner. Investigators have not ruled the fire as suspicious.

We’ll post updates to this story as they become available.

Restaurant fire kills two in S.F. [Examiner]
Two People Dead After San Francisco Restaurant Fire [KTVU]

Tragic Fire