A four-alarm warehouse fire that broke out at Pier 45 in San Francisco has been contained, the city’s fire department said Saturday afternoon.
More than 150 firefighters battled the fire that destroyed a quarter of the pier at Fisherman’s Wharf, according to Lt. Jonathan Baxter, a public information officer with the San Francisco Fire Department. The warehouse was destroyed.
The blaze was first reported at 4:17 a.m. (7:17 a.m. ET) and was contained to a section of the pier. Flames could be seen in the early morning darkness in photos tweeted by Dan Whaley.
By early afternoon, the blaze was contained.
Firefighters will stay on the scene through Sunday or even Memorial Day to make sure hotspots and active smoldering fires are out, Baxter said at a Saturday afternoon news briefing.
One firefighter had a severe cut to his hand and was treated and released from a local hospital, Baxter said. No other injuries were reported.
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