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CALIFORNIA IN BRIEF : SAN FRANCISCO : 76 Left Homeless in Apartment Fire

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Seventy-six people were left homeless after fire broke out in a ground floor unit and spread to the top of a three-story apartment complex at California and Hyde streets, fire officials said. Sixty tenants were sheltered by the American Red Cross, which provided housing vouchers good for two to four weeks, a spokeswoman said. The fire is believed to have started in a malfunctioning rice cooker, officials said.


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