A four alarm warehouse fire that broke out at Pier 45 in San Francisco, USA 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 0417 hrs and was contained to a section of the pier. Flames could be seen in the early morning darkness in photos tweeted by Dan Whaley (Above Feautured Image)
By early afternoon, the blaze was contained and firefighters stayed on the scene to make sure hotspots and active smoldering fires are out, Baxter said at a Saturday afternoon news briefing.The pier is not far from Pier 39, a popular tourist area.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.
The SS JEREMIAH O’BRIEN, a World War II ship based at Pier 45, would have been lost in the fire without the assistance of fire boats. She is a Liberty ship built during World War II and named after the American Revolutionary War ship captain Jeremiah O’Brien. Now based in San Francisco, she is a rare survivor of the 6th June 1944 D-Day armada off the coast of Normandy, France.
SS JEREMIAH O’BRIEN at UK back in 2004.
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Published – Wednesday 27th May, 2020