Photo credit: AP Photo/Noah Berger
Crews are battling a four-alarm wildfire on Sign Hill in the San Bruno Mountains of South San Francisco on Friday afternoon, causing evacuations.
Smoke can be seen coming from the popular sign near the San Francisco International Airport and a Red Flag Warning has been extended in parts of the Bay Area through 6 pm Friday.
“Authorities are on the scene and evacuation instructions will follow as needed,” the South San Francisco Fire Department shared on Twitter.
Mandatory evacuations are underway for:
- Carnelian Road
- Sonja Road
- Mountain Road
- Ridgeview Court
- Viewmont Terrance
A temporary evacuation center is set up at The Municipal Services Building & Social Hall, located at 33 Arroyo Drive, in South San Francisco.
“Safety is our number one priority. Please help us keep everyone safe by keeping your drones away from this incident,” said Fire Chief Magallanes.
The South San Francisco Fire Department asked people to sign up for alerts as another way to remain safe.
At this time there is a four alarm fire on Sign Hill. Authorities are on the scene and evacuation instructions will follow as needed.
Please sign up for SMC Alert to receive notifications if you have not already done so.
— SSF Fire Department (@SSFFire) October 16, 2020
— Cesar ⚽️ (@98brgkmp) October 16, 2020
Brush around the “South San Francisco The Industrial City” sign has burned, but the sign appears to be intact for the most part.
Unclear at this point if any nearby homes have been damaged or destroyed.
— Brendan Weber (@BrendanNWeber) October 16, 2020