1906 Fire Origins, Compiled from Army,
Fire Underwriters' and Fire Dept. Records, and Eyewitness Accounts
239 Geary St. near Stockton across from Union Sq. "The Geary" rooming house
Attended by Fire Engine Co. 2.
San Francisco Brick Co., Bay and Powell
Stauffer Chemical Sulphur Refinery, Bay and Dupont streets
Ashbury and Waller streets, electrical wire
Masonic and Waller streets.
Battery and Sacramento streets
Beale and Market streets.
9 Brehnam Place, Central Fire Alarm Station
Dupont [now Grant Ave.] between Pacific and Broadway. Reported by
1123 Buchanan Street, Coal oil stoves.
Bush and Market streets.
Twelfth Ave. and California Street
Howard St. near Hawthorne. Chinese Laundry across from Engine Co. 4's
Davis and Pacific streets.
Pine and Sansome streets. Fire in basement of building on Sansome north of Pine.
Pacific and Leavenworth streets. Fire in drug store.
Front and Vallejo streets.
Front and Sacramento streets. California Fireworks Factory
Folsom, bet. Fifth and Sixth streets.
Fifth and Minna streets.
282 Natoma St. near Fourth, fire in collapsed home. Merged with SFG&E fire.
Third and Howard streets.
Third and Minna streets, saloon fire on NW corner.
Sixth and Howard streets. Brunswick Hotel.
Howard between Fifth and Sixth. Fire in Chinese Laundry. Merged with Brunswick
Sixth St. bet. Howard and Folsom. Fire in bakery.
Seventh and Howard streets. Girard House.
333 Sixth St. near Harrison, at Clara.
Twelfth and Howard streets. Fire in drug store.
224 Jessie St. near Fourth, San Francisco Gas & Electric (SFG&E) Power Plant - Fire
caused by fallen smokestack. Fire destroyed Mission Opera House, Call Building and
Palace Hotel. Ultimately merged with fires to the south along Sixth, Seventh, Howard,
Folsom and others; to the east along Steuart St. and to the west with the Hayes Valley
14 Steuart St. near Market. Smith's Cash Store.
40 Steuart St. near Market. Brown's Store.
117 Steuart St. near Mission. Alice's Rooming House.
13 Fremont Street near Market.
149 Fremont Street, Martel Power Co.
Golden Gate Ave. and Devisadero.
2625 1/2 Harrison St. Candle fire.
395 Hayes at Gough St. Possible fire in broken chimney, or caused by cooking.
Fell and Octavia streets.
1620 Sutter St.
Sutter and Polk. Fire in Dance Hall
1310 Polk St. Wires.
Polk and Austin streets. Fire in drug store.
Occidental Hotel. Fire in drug store put out by police.
1735 Laguna St. at Sutter. Coal stoves.
Laguna and Fulton streets.
Laguna and Hayes streets. Drug store.
Mission and 22nd streets. Lippman's Dry Goods store.
London and Paris streets.
Dolores and 15th streets.
Third Ave. and Clement. Small fire in back of store.
Seventeenth Ave. and Clement St.
Washington and Davis streets.
2007 Devisadero St. Fire started by falling non-
Sansome and Battery streets. Fire broke out following 8:14 a.m. aftershock.
Hyde and Jackson streets. Possible chimney or cooking fire.
Commercial, bet. Montgomery and Kearny streets.
O'Farrell and Williams streets. Drug store fire.
728 Montgomery St. Caused by falling non-
Van Ness and Clay streets. Claus Spreckels Mansion. Possible arson.
Howard and East St. area.
Delmonico Restaurant/Alcazar Theatre, O'Farrell near Stockton. Accidentally set by U.S.
Army or possible incendiary fire. Not an original fire.
Chinatown North Beach. 60 individual fires started by John Bermingham, Jr., of
the California Powder Works on April 18 in an attempt to dynamite fire breaks. Dynamiting
occurred after Army personnel refused Bermingham's assistance because of his extreme
Viavi Building, SE corner Green and Van Ness. Dynamite-
Kearny and Clay streets. Fires caused by U.S. Army dynamiters.