UPDATE: Evacuations Ordered As Fire Burns On San Bruno Mountain In South San Francisco


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A four-alarm vegetation fire was burning near homes along the base on San Bruno Mountain Friday afternoon, prompting evacuations.

Flames and smoke were seen sweeping across the historic “South San Francisco The Industrial City” sign of concrete letters familiar to area residents.

New wildfire on San Bruno Mountain in South San Francisco under Red Flag conditions. From fire cam network, looks like fire is actively burning vegetation in and around the iconic SSF hillside sign. #CAwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/lkFftTlbDB

The fire was burning near homes on what is known as Sign Hill. The South San Francisco Fire Department reported evacuations were underway for: Carnelian Road, Sonja Road, Mountain Road, Ridgeview Court, and Viewmont Terrance.

A temporary evacuation center was being set up at MSB Social Hall at 33 Arroyo Drive, the fire department said.

The South San Francisco Hillside Sign is familiar to many travelers along U.S. Highway 101 near San Francisco International Airport. It was created in the 1920s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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.

Taking a look at the four alarm grass fire currently burning on San Bruno Mountain. Roughly 85°F with a decent east wind @KTVU @abc7newsbayarea @nbcbayarea @KPIXtv @NWSBayArea pic.twitter.com/PWkTWJ23Ki

« Safety is our number one priority. Please help us keep everyone safe by keeping your drones away from this incident. » – Fire Chief Magallanes

Source: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/10/16/fire-burns-on-san-bruno-mountain-in-south-san-francisco/

San Bruno Mountain, South San Francisco hillside sign, Sign Hill

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