Fire In the Lower Haight

I saw this on twitter on Tuesday and my heart sank – the building over the Walgreens at Haight and Fillmore was ablaze. My first thought was that a friend of mine had lived in that building for many years. Luckily, no one was majorly hurt, the fire department did a heroic job putting out the blaze, but 31 residents (and their pets) are now displaced in a city where housing is notoriously difficult to obtain.

There’s a benefit auction being thrown for the residents, I’ll be donating my time and photography work, as well as a bag of clothes and extra household goods which have accumulated. If you’re local and have a few bags of stuff laying around, now might be a good time to send it along.

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