SFFD – China Basin Fire

The hubby and I were out and about yesterday on our way to San Francisco for some night shots, that he needed for a photography competition, when we stumbled across this huge 5-alarm fire in China Basin, down the street from AT&T park.  We first noticed the black smoke rising up from the city skyline, driving down 880 toward Oakland, on our way to 80/Bay Bridge.  The fire had been blazing for a little over an hour by the time we got across the bridge and into SF.  Luckily we were able to get close enough to feel mist from the firefighter’s water hoses and see/feel the ash fall, all around us.  It was hot and smelt like the 4th of July or a campfire.

Huge props to the San Francisco Fire Department for doing such a tireless and heroic job, putting out this blaze. Hope the firefighter that got hurt, will be better soon.