SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -San Francisco firefighters are still investigating what sparked Sunday night’s dramatic fire on Yerba Buena Island.
The fire broke out around 7:50 p.m. Sunday near the bridge’s western span, on the southwest side of the island. The flames only consumed about 3 acres of thick brush and tall eucalyptus trees but created a spectacular scene of flames shooting into the air and smoke billowing overhead, promoting motorists to slow and gawk.
Two eastbound lanes on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge were shut down as crews battled the blaze. Flames were visible to eastbound motorists, and those traveling west could see an orange glow around the island and a plume of smoke.