Fire Breaks Out at Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, Historic Ship Threatened


UPDATE: 9:32 a.m. EST — The SS Jeremiah O’Brien Liberty, the World War II ship threatened by Saturday’s fireplace, was saved from the flames, the San Francisco Fire Department mentioned.

Original story:

Firefighters have been battling a four-alarm warehouse fireplace at Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco on Saturday morning, the San Francisco Fire Department mentioned.

The SS Jeremiah O’Brien Liberty, a historic World War II ship, was threatened by the fireplace, KCBS Radio reported. Some 100 firefighters have been working on the scene, based on KCBS.

Half of the pier was misplaced to the fireplace, the SFFD mentioned. The warehouse the place the fireplace broke out was a “total loss”, KGO-TV reported.

Videos from the scene confirmed the large fireplace close to the waterfront, smoke billowing from the flames. Satellite imagery from the National Weather Service confirmed that smoke from the fireplace could possibly be seen from area.


— San Francisco Firefighters 798 (@SFFFLocal798) May 23, 2020

The reason for the fireplace stays unclear, and no accidents or casualties have been instantly reported. The fireplace reportedly began round 4:30 a.m. native time.

Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf is a historic attraction in San Francisco and residential to the SS Jeremiah O’Brien Liberty and the USS Pampanito, each absolutely purposeful ships from World War II.

The National Weather Service mentioned smokey situations would stay within the space as a result of fireplace.

Heat from a big fireplace at Pier 45 in San Francisco will be seen (black squares) in satellite tv for pc imagery taken from area early Saturday morning.

— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) May 23, 2020

This is a growing story and can be up to date as extra info turns into out there.