- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - A fast-moving warehouse fire at a former San Francisco Bay Area Navy shipyard lit up the night sky, but caused no injuries.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1hQ5ZVv ) Friday that the fire broke out shortly before midnight Thursday at the Alco Metal & Iron Company, a recycling yard, on Mare Island.

Residents were being asked to avoid the area Friday, but an official shelter-in-place advisory was not issued. Flames from the fire could be seen east of San Francisco.

The fire department responded a year ago Saturday to a big fire in the same recycling yard.

Mare Island was also the site of a four-alarm fire in an abandoned barracks last August and a fire in 2005 that destroyed $200 million worth of wine and resulted in the conviction of an arsonist, the newspaper reported.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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