Thursday, August 28, 2008

Yerba Buena Island Fire

Yerba Buena Island at the end of the Bay Bridge was alight this afternoon, sending fire boats and trucks and engines to the rescue.

Fire in scrubland started just after 2 pm according to NBC news this evening, and sent smoke billowing down the bay obscuring part of the coastline, as the pic shows.

Helicopters hovered overhead and some lanes on the bridge were closed causing long queues around city streets for several hours for motorists needing to cross the bridge.

The concern of firefighters, according to NBC's report, was to make sure that the ground was sufficiently damped down to prevent any reigniting given the high temperatures and drought conditions around the Bay Area.

These pics were taken at about 4 pm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks exciting :)