UPDATE: Business fire in heart of downtown South Park

9:10 PM: If you’re heading to or from the South Park Bridge, be aware that the main intersection in downtown South Park – 14th Avenue South and South Cloverdale – is closed off right now, as is the bridge’s northbound side, by a big fire response. The fire is reported to be in the business building on the northeast corner of the intersection. The smoke is visible on the nearest traffic camera (which points toward the bridge’s south end), as shown in the screengrab above.

9:22 PM: SFD is still fighting the fire. Southbound traffic off the South Park Bridge is being detoured onto westbound Dallas.

9:25 PM: SFD says the fire’s under control.

9:40 PM: No injuries, per SFD. Meantime, southbound traffic on the bridge is now being held behind a bus, and the traffic camera shows cars turning around and heading back northbound.

9:45 PM: SFD has declared the fire “tapped” (out). Some of the units are being dismissed.

10:37 PM: 14th/Cloverdale is still blocked but south/westbound bridge traffic is flowing again and the camera shows some vehicles getting onto the north/eastbound side from Dallas.

10:53 PM: Officers just told dispatch they’re reopening SB 14th and one lane of NB 14th. The fire, meantime, is under investigation.

(Added: SFD photo)

2:37 AM: As commenter David points out, SFD has summarized the fire response here, including the determination that the fire was accidental, “likely caused by faulty electrical.” The photo confirms it’s the building that’s home to the cafĂ© Good Voyage.

11 Replies to "UPDATE: Business fire in heart of downtown South Park"

  • Sillygoose November 19, 2023 (9:31 pm)

    Is that the antique store side?

    • WSB November 19, 2023 (9:36 pm)

      I don’t know for sure which business(es) – haven’t seen a scene photo and always hesitate to believe the SFD log address because of how many times I’ve seen the address actually be for a nearby property, either because that’s what firefighters guessed while arriving or that’s where the call was made from. If you mean the big shop on the west side of the street close to the future South Park Plaza right at the bridge entrance/exit, I’m pretty sure it’s not that side, as the traffic camera shows the smoke coming from the east side of the street.

  • Derek November 19, 2023 (9:37 pm)

    Oh no which business???? 

  • Cricket November 19, 2023 (10:17 pm)

    During the pandemic one of those businesses was making a pretty strong hand sanitizer. Possibly flammable situation.

    • Kristina November 20, 2023 (9:58 am)

      Definitely not – this is a coffee shop/cafe. The fire was caused by faulty electrical in the ceiling.  

  • beef November 20, 2023 (12:37 am)

    That would be the left bank/laundromat/good voyage. I hope it is not that set of buildings…

  • Chris November 20, 2023 (6:20 am)

    This is so sad. Good Voyage is a wonderful gathering place. I hope this place can be rebuilt

  • Meeeee November 20, 2023 (6:52 am)

    Nooo, I love Good Voyage coffee!

  • beef November 20, 2023 (3:38 pm)

    FWIW

    Go Fund Me – Good Voyage Fire Fund

  • SS November 20, 2023 (3:41 pm)

    There is a GoFundMe started for those who can contribute: https://gofund.me/f40c570ahttps://gofund.me/f40c570ahttps://gofund.me/f40c570a

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