Fire breaks out at San Francisco Airport maintenance building

A maintenance building at the San Francisco Airport was evacuated after a fire broke out there early Wednesday morning, an airport spokesperson confirmed.

The fire was first reported at 7:30 a.m. and has since been extinguished, according fire department officials. No injuries have been reported.

Fire officials announced on Twitter that the fire was contained at about 8:20 a.m. and that appears to have started accidentally in a heating and air conditioning unit on the roof.

After San Francisco fire fighters and mutual aid responders extinguished the fire, the building, located north of the airport’s terminals, was deemed safe for employees to re-enter, said SFO Spokesperson Doug Yakel.

Passenger terminals were not affected by the fire, and all flights remain operating normally.

lwaxmann@sfexaminer.com

Bay Area Newssan francisco news

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Critics blast proposed decades-long lease with gas station on public land

Proposal moves to full Board of Supervisors for vote despite objections

Spin hourly workers ratify first-ever collective bargaining agreement

Union contract awards e-scooter workers with higher pay, additional benefits and more paid-time-off

After weeks of delay, SFMTA emergency response projects can continue

Board of Supervisors denies five appeals against CEQA exemptions

Attorneys call on city to honor ‘forged’ settlement with Black transit worker

Lawsuit at center of scandal filed by SFMTA employee over alleged discrimination, retaliation

Fare inspectors returning to Muni with new uniform, different approach

Absent thus far during the pandemic, Muni fare operators will be back… Continue reading

Most Read