Girl at Play Sets Her Home on Fire

Fireman Have a Difficult Task in Reaching Blaze on Summit of Bernal Heights.

San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 1914

While playing with matches, the six-year-old daughter of John Simpson of 120 Tomaso Street started a fire yesterday morning which totally destroyed a cottage, located on the summit of Bernal Heights, and damaged an adjoining dwelling. On account of the location of the house it was necessary for firemen to couple more than 1200 feet of hose and stretch this over the steep grade before the blaze could be fought. The flames damaged the home of Andrew Kolessar, at 136 Tomaso street. The loss is estimated at $1500.