Firefighters battling four-alarm fire at San Francisco tourist destination

Ruben Fields
May 24, 2020

Firefighters were battling a four-alarm warehouse fire at Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco on Saturday morning, the San Francisco Fire Department said. The ship was saved during the inferno, officials said. So far, officials say no injuries have been reported and all of Pier 45 has been evacuated.

Firefighters were able to save the SS Jeremiah O'Brien Museum, a premiere tourist attraction at the city's Fisherman's Wharf, from the flames, Baxter said.

By 4:28 a.m. PDT the warehouse fire was classified a two-alarm fire, and by 4:54 a.m. PDT it was classified four-alarm. A fire boat was used to protect the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, a liberty ship that stormed Normandy on D-Day in 1944.

Firefighters had to pull back, as the scene became too unsafe, because flames had consumed so much of the building, and the walls were collapsing.

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Officers were still working hours later to contain the fire but some buildings had partially collapsed in the flames.

The warehouse, which holds fish processing equipment and a few offices, is typically unoccupied at night but homeless people have been seen in buildings and warehouses in the area, Baxter said. No injuries have been located so far.

Officials haven't determined the cause of the fire but are investigating.

Photos that appear to be of the fire have also begun to circulate on social media.

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