SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco bestowed honors Friday on the firefighters and other emergency personnel who fought the Mission Bay blaze that destroyed a six-story apartment building under construction just south of AT&T Park.
The ceremony recognized firefighters who kept the massive fire contained to a single building, even as the flames consumed its wood frame and showered ash onto the surrounding neighborhood.
“We were really challenged. We had some windy conditions that day,” said Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White.
“It started out as a small, smoky fire, but it quickly grew,” she said, spreading throughout a building that filled an entire city block before the fire could be contained.