Monday, September 16, 2013
Brush Fire on McAllister Street
The smell of smoke overwhelmed my living room at about noon today, which is always disconcerting. The source turned out to be a small fire in a patch of dry leaves between the SF Opera parking lot and what was once John Swett Elementary School on McAllister Street between Franklin and Gough.
A small crowd stood by wondering what to do until the gentleman above brought over a fire extinguisher of some sort.
Unfortunately, it only seemed to make things worse.
After about fifteen minutes, a fire truck finally showed up and a fireman hosed down the area, looking almost as bored as the cyclist on the sidewalk playing with his mobile device.