SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Steam from the top of the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco raised concerns among locals and even prompted calls to authorities early Wednesday.
Around 6:30 a.m., people posted on social media about possible smoke coming from the skyscraper on 415 Mission Street, the tallest in the Bay Area. The scene was particularly unsettling, with Wednesday also being the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Uuh Salesforce Tower are you okay? pic.twitter.com/LwLO6DjLtA
— Anthony Maës (@portemantho) September 11, 2019
— Matt Caesar (@shmebleh) September 11, 2019
— Oscar J Molinar (@ojmolinar) September 11, 2019
— Pablo Jimenez (@Errray415) September 11, 2019
Firefighters were called to the scene. Shortly after 7 a.m., the department confirmed that it was steam from a vent, not smoke at the Salesforce Tower.
— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT (@SFFDPIO) September 11, 2019
“Our Crews along with Salesforce building management were able to quickly determine that this was steam venting only. This incident is resolved. Thank you to the alert public who called 911 to report,” the Fire Department said in a statement.
The stir over the steam did not go unnoticed by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.
Don’t worry we’re just a little steamy today. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/LT9Kw5dmOm
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) September 11, 2019
“Don’t worry we’re just a little steamy today,” Benioff tweeted, more than an hour after firefighters left the scene.