Flames ripped through a pier on San Francisco’s fabled Fisherman’s Wharf early Saturday, destroying a crab processing warehouse however sparing a historic World Conflict II ship.
Greater than 150 firefighters responded to the pre-dawn fireplace, which coated town in a cloud of smoke and haze. One suffered a extreme minimize to his hand, however no different accidents had been reported, in accordance with CNN. The reason for the blaze is being investigated.
A fireboat crew battled for hours to save lots of the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, which took half within the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day in 1944, the native CBS affiliate reported. Firefighters additionally stored the fireplace from spreading to the usPamanito, which can also be docked at Pier 45.
“When firefighters arrived, the flames had been actually lapping over the Jeremiah O’Brien,” he stated. “They actually saved the O’Brien.”
The warehouse was dwelling to family-owned Caito Fisheries, a significant processor for the Northern California crab fleet.
The constructing began to break down not lengthy after firefighters arrived, the CBS station reported. Officers closed off streets across the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood.