The oft-photographed Kinney Hotel (the sign anyways) suffered a heavy fire today at 12:20PM. Apparently it heavily damaged the building from the second floor up and displaced a great number of residents. Naturally this all adds insult to injury as this is an SRO run by the city’s housing front of Tenderloin Health and so who knows where the people who were living there are going to be put up.
The cause of the fire is under investigation although it appears there have been recent heating issues that have been going on for several months. We can only hope for a speedy repair to this 1907 structure.