Massive fire rips through apartment building as scaffolding collapses

A massive fire tore through an apartment building under construction in San Francisco.

Video from the scene at Octavia Boulevard and Oak Street in Hayes Valley on Tuesday morning shows a building engulfed in flames and scaffolding collapsing.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the four-alarm fire.

No injuries have been reported, according to KGO.

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A neighbor, Jake Kerr, tweeted a video and wrote there was a ‘huge fire across the street from my apartment in Hayes Valley’.

Kerr told The Mirror: ‘Yeah it was extremely hot – we tried standing on the balcony but it was too intense. It cracked the windows of our apartment.

‘The building was under construction, so I think it was unoccupied. But it all took hold very quickly. It’s out now.’

Firefighters had put the blaze out by 7am.

The cause of the fire has not been determined or released.

An alert for the first was issued around 6am, with the San Francisco Fire Department tweeting: ‘4-th alarm fire Octavia at Oak. Avoid area. Do not enter the emergency scene. Do not drive over fire hose. Pio will establish a media staging location soon. No reported injuries at this time.’

Traffic on Octavia Street was backed up until Market Street.

People were urged to avoid the area.

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