Massive warehouse fire at former Navy shipyard; no injuries

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Posted: Aug 21, 2015 4:49 PM
Massive warehouse fire at former Navy shipyard; no injuries

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 (http://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.

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