Patrons ran from a bar in North Beach late Monday night after the building caught fire, displacing nine people and forcing the closure of several businesses, officials said Tuesday.
The three-alarm fire broke out in the 117-year-old building that houses Fiddler’s Green at 1333 Columbus Ave. shortly before midnight, forcing those inside to flee. Unfinished drinks still lined the bar and street-side tables late Tuesday morning.
A residential unit above the pub also suffered damage, displacing a family of five tourists staying there. One firefighter suffered a cut during the fight, but was treated and released at the scene. The American Red Cross has been called to help the family and four others displaced by the fire.
The floor above the bar was burned out Tuesday and appeared to have suffered the most damage, while the bar itself was waterlogged.