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Massive fire destroys warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

Christian Fernsby |
A massive fire ripped through a warehouse at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco on Saturday morning.

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The fire broke out about 4:15 a.m. in a large warehouse at the end of Pier 45, said Lt. Jonathan Baxter, public information officer for the San Francisco Fire Department.

The warehouse is not occupied at night, but homeless people are believed to go inside to sleep, Baxter said.

The fire was quickly called to four alarms, drawing 150 firefighters and 50 pieces of firefighting apparatus to the scene.

The walls of the warehouse collapsed, but firefighters were able to hold the flames to that building. No injuries were reported and no other buildings were significantly damaged, Baxter said.

By about 8:30 a.m., there were still active flames in the warehouse and authorities were evaluating the structural integrity of the pier, but they were confident the fire was contained.

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