Historic structure destroyed in pier fire near Fort Mason in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A historic structure was destroyed in a wharf fire Tuesday near Fort Mason in San Francisco.

Crews responded to reports of a building fire on an unused pier between Pier 4 and Mui Pier around 2:30 p.m.

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When crews arrived, heavy smoke could be seen coming from the structure and firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the flames.

A video tweeted by SFFD showed two of their boats responding to the scene and extinguishing the fire with water after the historic building collapsed.

There are several temporary closures in the area including the Bay Trail near Fort Mason as well as Muni Pier and Hyde Street Pier.

Authorities are advising visitors and residents to avoid the area.

Firefighters said an investigation was underway into the cause of the fire.

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