Fire spotted from baker beach @sffdpio pic.twitter.com/amF7IDMntZ— Rheal (@Madebyrheal) October 25, 2017
Firefighters quickly managed a wildfire in San Francisco Tuesday night, even though they faced numerous obstacles on the way to the blaze.
According to the San Francisco Fire Department, the blaze broke out at an area of Lands End north of Mile RockBeach and Painted Rock at around 5:39 p.m. Tuesday.
Thanks @sffdpio for keeping SF safe from brush fires. pic.twitter.com/gBWCOVkFZg— usa4: steve bodner (@usa4) October 25, 2017
Crews deployed to fight the fire had to contend with "obstacles such as steep cliffs, loose rocks, and the need to shuttle water supplies to the access point," the SFFD says via Facebook.
@sffdpio are you guys already at this fire in Lands End? It at least looks like one. pic.twitter.com/sPd3uscSX2— curt harrington (@charrington1112) October 25, 2017
By 6:11 p.m., the fire had been contained, after the SFFD says they used "a wild land firefighting vehicle called a mini pumper."
The @sffdpio fire boat has arrived pic.twitter.com/SUJrmJT17r— _ (@R27D) October 25, 2017
Fire boat can’t get close enough because of rocks pic.twitter.com/a3FMCkGNhD— _ (@R27D) October 25, 2017
A fire boat that witnesses noted at the scene "was not needed after all," the SFFD says, but "the master water stream would have been used and effective had we required it." In the end, less than a quarter acre of brush, shrubs and trees was burned, they say.
As for the cause of the fire, the SFFD says thatthe unseasonably warm weather is a factor. "The increased weather temperatures have dried vegetation," the SFFD writes, "making it more susceptible to ignition."
A good reminder that all it takes is one little spark to cause a very big mess.