Fire Destroys Warehouse at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

About 150 firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze that destroyed a quarter of the structures on Pier 45 in San Francisco early on Saturday morning, the authorities said.

One firefighter had a severe cut to an arm, Lt. Jonathan Baxter, a spokesman for the Fire Department, said at a news conference. He said the firefighter was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover. No other injuries were reported.

Lieutenant Baxter said that the fire was contained to the building and that “multiple walls on all four corners” had collapsed. He said the building was a total loss and had housed several businesses, ferry fleet offices and multiple independent crabbers and fishers.

Pier 45 had warehouses A, B, C and D, he said, and C was the one destroyed.

Lieutenant Baxter said that officials did not believe anyone was inside the building but that on occasion, people who were homeless had been found sleeping inside. Other local businesses were evacuated.

Fireboats were used to battle the blaze. Lieutenant Baxter said the St. Francis fireboat “was aggressively protecting” the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, which was built during World War II, with multiple water streams.



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