Dozens of firefighters battled the blaze early on Saturday.
BBC reports that 130 firefighters fought a huge fire at a warehouse at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
No injuries were reported and the blaze was extinguished. A fire boat was used to save the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, a liberty ship that stormed Normandy on D-Day in 1944.
DEVELOPING: Fire crews are battling a large four-alarm fire burning at a warehouse at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California. No injuries have been reported, fire officials said. https://t.co/DCXkGjic1q pic.twitter.com/whslv5hDwH
— ABC News (@ABC) May 23, 2020
The Port of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf is the centre of Northern California’s commercial and sport fishing fleets. The Wharf’s Pier 45 houses the West Coast’s largest concentration of commercial fish processors and distributors.
UPDATE: Just talked to @water2table owner Joe Conte, which works w/ 100s of fishermen
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
— Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez (@FitzTheReporter) May 23, 2020
It is not yet known why the warehouse, which holds fish processing equipment and a few offices, was on fire. No injuries have been reported to date.
Pacific Seafood Co has a site on the pier, as well as many other seafood restaurants.