San Francisco firefighters contain 4-alarm warehouse fire in Bayview

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)-- Firefighters have contained a warehouse fire in San Francisco's Bayview District that grew to a four-alarm blaze that led to a shelter-in-place order this afternoon.

The fire in the single-story warehouse full of machine shop equipment was reported around 1 p.m. in the 1300 block of Donner Avenue.

At 2:11 p.m., San Francisco Fire Department officials announced via Twitter that the fire had grown to a three-alarm blaze and that they had issued a shelter-in-place order for the four blocks east of the warehouse and
for a block to the north, south and west of the building.

The fire had grown so intense that by 2:19 p.m., fire officials declared the blaze to be a four-alarm conflagration and called in yet more fire crews to attack it.

By 4:30 p.m., the crews were able to contain the fire.

A total of 122 firefighters were eventually involved in battling the blaze and many will likely stay on scene until tomorrow afternoon, said San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Baxter.

A shelter-in-place order expired at 5:30 p.m., Baxter said.

No injuries or displacements have been reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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