Historic WWII ship saved from San Francisco warehouse fireplace

No different boats had been broken, and no accidents had been reported.

No accidents have been reported from a big warehouse fireplace in San Francisco that was nonetheless raging Saturday afternoon, hours after erupting, officers stated.


The blaze at Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf initially threatened a historic World Battle II ship, however officers stated they had been ready to put it aside.

The SS Jeremiah O’Brien, considered one of simply two remaining absolutely functioning Liberty ships that had been launched throughout World Battle II and which stormed Normandy within the 1944 D-Day operation, suffered solely paint harm, in accordance with the San Francisco Hearth Division.

Officers stated 150 firefighters had been referred to as to the scene. The flames aren’t anticipated to unfold to different buildings, however officers haven’t but declared the hearth underneath management.


No different boats had been broken, officers stated.


Three companies had been affected by the hearth, all of which — blue and gold fleet workplaces, crimson and white fleet workplaces and Jeremiah O’Brien fleet workplaces — are ferry or vessel companies.

Officers have not decided the reason for the hearth however are investigating. Due to the hearth’s dimension, that is anticipated to take a while, they stated.

The hearth was first reported round four:40 a.m., according to ABC San Francisco station KGO.