Firefighters were battling a five-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Mission Bay on Tuesday afternoon.
The fire broke out in a large, multistory apartment building under construction on Fourth Street near China Basin Street at 4:56 p.m., according to the Fire Department.
Flames shot through the roof of the building and 40 feet into the air, creating a huge cloud of smoke that was visible for several miles.
I pass by this building a couple of times a day – it’s on my bike route to the Mission Bay campus, and it’s on my way home from the dog park where the Presidential Pomeranian has his daily play date.
I came by here today probably ten minutes before the fire broke out. My first thought was arson by disgruntled hipster douchebags, but the thing is under constructions, and workers are all over the place, so probably not.