SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Firefighters in San Francisco have knocked down a fire at a food truck complex in the Mission Bay neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the San Francisco Fire Department confirmed shortly before 4 p.m. that units were on the scene of a food truck that was on fire near the intersection of Mission Bay Boulevard and Channel Street in the Mission Bay neighborhood near the new Chase Center.

Video from a KPIX traffic camera showed a large plume of black smoke being produced by the fire, but as of about 4 p.m. the amount of smoke was greatly reduced.

San Francisco Fire later confirmed that the fire was centered at a shed that was part of a food truck complex, but that crews had a good handle on the incident.

SF Fire officials asked that residents and locals avoid the area. By 4:15 p.m., the fire was contained.

San Francisco Fire officials said the cause of the fire was an accidental electrical extension cord. The pluming black smoke was due to the wooden storage shed burning as well as the Astro turf beneath it.

 

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