SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco Fire Department crews responded to a pier fire at Fort Mason, in the area of Aquatic Park on Tuesday afternoon. The fire destroyed one building, which the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) referred to as a “historical abandoned structure.”
SFFD first announced the fire on Twitter at 2:35 p.m. As of 2:55 p.m., the fire was contained. There were no injuries in the fire, SFFD confirmed. Fire boats were at the scene to put the fire out.
The fire took place at Pier 4, which was constructed by the city for the U.S. Army in 1925, according to the GGNRA. It was later used by the Bureau of Prisons. The pier and building were damaged by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and were closed to the public.
The Bay Trail near Fort Mason is closed due to the blaze. Muni Pier and Hyde Street Pier are also closed. Authorities are asking people to avoid the area.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.