A fire broke out at Yin N Yang Gourmet Specialties at 623 Clement Street near 7th Avenue on Friday morning around 9:30am. Black smoke could be seen rising above Clement Street from the fire.
The fire started in the kitchen on Yin N Yang Gourmet, and then spread to the kitchen of the adjoining dim sum restaurant at 621 Clement Street. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
One restaurant worker was injured in the fire and sustained a burn to his arm. He was taken to a hospital for medical attention.
Two blocks of Clement Street from 8th Avenue to 6th Avenue were closed off to traffic while the fire was being handled. A ladder truck sent firefighters onto the roof of the shared building that houses both businesses to cut a hole in the roof.
AAA, located nearby on the southeast corner of 7th and Clement, closed for the day “due to smoke from fire”, a sign said on the store’s window. They will reopen on Monday.
The fire was contained by 10:16am according to the @SFFDPIO Twitter account. Fire crews were still on scene as of 12pm, cleaning off equipment and talking with the restaurant owner.