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.READ MORE: Health Experts Warn COVID Rapid Tests Are Less Reliable Than PCR
“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.