World News – US – Evacuation orders still in effect as fire on South San Francisco’s Sign Hill is contained


The four-alarm wildland fire that burned Friday afternoon on iconic Sign Hill in southern San Francisco has been brought under control, firefighters have said

The blaze was contained shortly after 2:15 p.m., the South San Francisco Fire Department said Crews continue to work for full containment and evacuation orders remain in place

Images captured by wildfire cameras and social media posts showed plumes of smoke and flames heading towards the 1920s Hillside Sign, a historic landmark overlooking southern San Francisco The sign was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996

Mandatory evacuations have been put in place for Carnelian Road, Sonja Road, Mountain Road, Ridgeview Court and Viewmont Terrance, according to the South San Francisco Fire Department A temporary evacuation center has been set up at 33 Arroyo Drive

The fire started amid a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service, indicating a high risk of fire danger due to winds, high temperatures and low humidity that lasts until at least 8 hoursm Saturday

Cal Fire units helped firefighters in South San Francisco respond to the blaze, which has been dubbed the Diamond Fire

A plume of smoke from the conflagaration was visible from space, satellite images tweeted by the National Weather Service’s Bay Area office show An easterly wind was pushing the column of smoke toward the Pacific Ocean and away from San Francisco International Airport, NWS says

Michael Williams is a late-breaking reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle Originally from Florida, he grew up in Pensacola and attended school at the University of Central Florida in Orlando Before joining The Chronicle in 2020, Michael covered breaking news and crime at the Orlando Sentinel and business at the Albany Times Union in New York

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World News – United States – Evacuation orders still in effect as fire on Sign Hill in South San Francisco is contained


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