A large, four-alarm fire broke out at a warehouse on Pier 45 of the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco early Saturday morning that has already destroyed a fourth of the pier.
The fire was first reported around just after 4 a.m. local time, and upwards of 150 firefighters were called to the scene to tackle the blaze.
About 75 firefighters are still on scene working to completely extinguish the fire as of early Saturday afternoon, according to San Francisco Fire Lt. Jonathan Baxter.
One firefighter on the scene was admitted to a hospital to treat a large cut on his hand, but is expected to make a full recovery and is the only reported injury.
The story is developing.
Firefighters on the scene said that they have saved the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, a historic World War II ship moored at Pier 45 next to the warehouse that caught fire. Many of the businesses in Fisherman’s Wharf are closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in a shocking drop of foot traffic for one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions. San Francisco was one of the first U.S. cities to issue a shelter-in-place order.