Skip to main content
Part of complete coverage on

Fire scorches America's Cup site in San Francisco

By the CNN Wire Staff
June 21, 2012 -- Updated 1022 GMT (1822 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The blaze damaged a warehouse at San Francisco's Pier 29
  • The pier is slated to host America's Cup festivities in 2012
  • There wer no injuries from the three-alarm blaze, firefighters say

San Francisco (CNN) -- San Francisco firefighters were battling a three-alarm blaze Wednesday at a downtown waterfront pier that's slated to host events for the America's Cup yacht race. So far, no injuries have been reported.

About 75 firefighters were fighting the blaze at the Pier 29 warehouse building, San Francisco Fire Department Capt. Jeanne Seyler told CNN.

The cause of the blaze, about a mile from the popular tourist site of Fisherman's Wharf, was not immediately known, Seyler said.

The pier is one of two on San Francisco's Embarcadero set to house the America's Cup Village for the 2013 yacht race.

The facade and decorative archway at the front of the pier appear to have extensive damage.

CNN recommends: Coast Guard says 2 bogus mayday calls possibly linked

CNN's Deanna Proeller and Augie Martin contributed to this report.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
MainSail
July 10, 2014 -- Updated 1348 GMT (2148 HKT)
Like "Downton Abbey," Henley's Royal Regatta reminds its visitors of an England of old. But for how much longer?
June 17, 2014 -- Updated 2339 GMT (0739 HKT)
VO65 'Dongfeng' Training in Hong Kong
Nine months at sea, one change of clothes, freeze-dried food and a strange language. Could you cope?
June 11, 2014 -- Updated 1317 GMT (2117 HKT)
Can a $134 million budget and the royal seal of approval bring the coveted America's Cup back to British shores for the first time in sailing history?
June 3, 2014 -- Updated 1554 GMT (2354 HKT)
Bored of lounging on your superyacht in the Mediterranean? An increasing number of millionaires are now sailing their luxury vessels to the ends of the Earth, to get their kicks.
May 22, 2014 -- Updated 1613 GMT (0013 HKT)
He's one of the great landscape artists, but JMW Turner also had a watery passion -- and his maritime travels are being retraced.
May 20, 2014 -- Updated 1022 GMT (1822 HKT)
How do you get a foot on the property ladder, when you live in one of the most expensive cities in the world? The answer may lie in the water...
May 6, 2014 -- Updated 1142 GMT (1942 HKT)
Quadriplegic yachtswoman Hilary Lister was saved from suicide through the sport of sailing. Now she is plotting a voyage across the Atlantic.
April 22, 2014 -- Updated 1058 GMT (1858 HKT)
The financial titans of the world don't just require service par excellence -- they demand superheroes at their beck and call.
April 17, 2014 -- Updated 0921 GMT (1721 HKT)
The Maltese Falcon makes a swift turn while at sea.
How do you design a superyacht fit for the billionaire who has everything money can buy?
April 8, 2014 -- Updated 0959 GMT (1759 HKT)
Meet the Lamborghini supercar yacht. To her owner, she's a $1 million dream machine. To others, she's a monstrosity. You decide.
March 25, 2014 -- Updated 1238 GMT (2038 HKT)
Love the movie? Now you can charter the superyacht -- if you can stump up $125,000 a week.
March 18, 2014 -- Updated 1138 GMT (1938 HKT)
It's like a stunt from the latest James Bond movie, only this isn't a movie and there is no safety harness.
ADVERTISEMENT