Tragic Fire Update

The Chronicle has published more details about the fire at Star of India that left two dead:

The bodies of two men, who have not yet been identified, were found above the kitchen in a loft area that partially collapsed during the blaze, [Fire Lt. Mindy] Talmadge said. The loft was unstable, Fire Lt. Ken Smith said, and fire crews were still working on propping it up with steel beams around 11:00 a.m.

Still no information on how the fire started or when, only that it was first reported shortly before 6 a.m. The Examiner reported that the first call came into the San Francisco Fire Department at 5:38 a.m.

A neighboring Moroccan restaurant, Pasha, was damaged in the fire and will close for several days while it is cleaned. There is no news on the future of Star of India.

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Tragic Fire Update