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Sat May 23, 2020, 03:42 PM

Fire destroys warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

Source: AP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire engulfed a warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf early Saturday, sending a thick plume of smoke over the waterfront and threatening to spread to a historic World War II-era ship before firefighters brought the flames under control.

No injuries have been reported and firefighters were making multiple searches to ensure no one was inside the building on Pier 45, San Francisco Fire Lt. Jonathan Baxter told reporters from the scene.

Baxter said fire investigators were trying to determine whether homeless people were inside.

“That is something of grave concern, that is why we’re actively trying to confirm if anybody saw anybody in this building,” he told KGO-TV.



First responders battle a massive fire that erupted at a warehouse early Saturday, May 23, 2020 in San Francisco. Arriving crews were confronted with towering flames engulfing the warehouse. (KPIX-TV CBS-Viacom via AP)


Read more: https://apnews.com/c4bd371de3546061cab6e4545159b44e

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 06:01 PM

1. The Liberty Ship

shown next to the fire was the Jeremiah O'Brien. It was used for the engine room scenes in the film Titanic.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:14 AM

2. A big insurance claim is in the works.

Not saying it’s anyone’s motive, but they don’t have any other money coming in right now.

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Response to nilram (Reply #2)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:08 PM

3. You are dead on correctumundo, nil ram

With all the un-fathomable number of small and large businesses going bankrupt, I suspect the Fire Dept Arson boys and girls will be very busy all across the United States.............

Another thing to know......If the Arson Investigators confirm that it is Arson, many insurance companies don't have to pay the claim for two years, until they can fully investigate the fire........That screws up a lot of people thinking that they will get their money right away.....

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