SAN FRANCISCO INT’L AIRPORT (CBS SF) – A fire that broke out at a maintenance facility at San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday morning has been contained.
According to San Francisco fire officials, the fire started burning at the United Airlines facility located north of the terminals shortly after 7:30 a.m. A second alarm has been called and the facility has been evacuated.READ MORE: Man Who Spent 46 Years In Prison Wrongly Convicted of San Francisco Rape, Murder Finally Exonerated
Airport officials told KPIX 5 that the fire had originated from a rooftop HVAC unit at the facility.READ MORE: Massive Caldor Fire 100% Contained After Threatening Lake Tahoe Region
As of 8:20 a.m., the fire had been contained. No injuries were immediately reported and evacuated workers have since been allowed to return.
Everything seems to be back to normal at @united maintenance facility at @flysfo where @SFFDPIO believes a HVAC unit caught fire earlier this morning. Workers have been allowed back inside. @KPIXtv pic.twitter.com/Lh15mt3zyb
— Jackie Ward (@JackieKPIX) July 31, 2019
Multiple people on social media posted pictures of smoke coming from the area, which was visible for miles.
— Anup Patel (@patelanupd) July 31, 2019
Fire sfo pic.twitter.com/hf9WaLuQiP
— skip Hovorka (@twuskip1) July 31, 2019
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— Michael Micheletti (@MichelettiSF) July 31, 2019
Flights at SFO were not impacted during the fire and the airport remains open Wednesday.