Huge fire breaks out on iconic Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
At least 130 firefighters were dispatched to the scene, along with fireboats and Coast Guard and Police Marine units to monitor the scene. San Francisco Fire Department PIO Lt. Jonathan Baxter said that the fire began at the pier’s Building C, and all four corners of the building have collapsed inward. There is currently no evidence that anyone was in the building, although there have been reports of homeless people being seen in the vicinity. San Francisco Fire spokesman Baxter reported that officials have “aggressively and repeatedly been checking for footage, witnesses, or indications that would verify” no one was in the building.
Here are some crazy photos of the #sf Pier 45 fire by a few tugboat operators via Instagram: @norcalseadog & @captain_stoy pic.twitter.com/zR7lKyOeY6— Jonah Owen Lamb (@jonahowenlamb) May 23, 2020
Can see and taste the hazy smoke across SF’s waterfront - we live a mile away from the Pier 45 fire. Much love and gratitude to our #SFFD firefighters for these HEROES saving lives - and the historic SS Jeremiah O’Brien. pic.twitter.com/9kOx0eJgyV— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) May 23, 2020
UPDATE: Just talked to @water2table owner Joe Conte, which works w/ 100s of fishermen— Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez (@FitzTheReporter) May 23, 2020
He said if the pier is intact they'll be OK, but this pier has vital "hoists" that unload fish ... if the pier is unsound it would be "devestating" economically
He took these photos this AM https://t.co/DYyXhlWDfw pic.twitter.com/w0GMcjimju