Fire Engulfs One-Quarter of a San Francisco Pier

Fisherman's Wharf fire

Fisherman's Wharf fire

Officials said that as of 6:36 a.m. PT, the fire is no longer at risk of spreading.

Firefighters were battling a four-alarm warehouse fire at Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco on Saturday morning, the San Francisco Fire Department said.

"It started like a little thing, then the whole structure started", Dizon told the Chronicle.

While now under control, the fire spread to the pier below the building and at one point threatened the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, the rare historic WWII ship that survived the storming of Normandy in 1944. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. The Associated Press also reports that the warehouse is usually unoccupied at night but homeless people have been seen in the area in the past.

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"To our knowledge ... nobody is supposed to be in the building and we are hoping ... that there is no victim", he said. The ship docks by Pier 45 and is a popular tourist attraction. More than 130 firefighters responded, with some using ladder trucks to drench the warehouse, the AP reported. Jonathan Baxter said that the fire began at the pier's Building C, and all four corners of the building have collapsed inward.

Coast Guard crew members and police assisted by keeping other vessels away from the pier.

A large fire broke out at a warehouse along the San Francisco waterfront early Saturday morning.

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