Sign Hill Fire threatening homes in South San Francisco Video Oakland school district reveals reopening plan, timeline Video FULL PRESSER: Gov. The fire was contained after several hours, and due to the extraordinary efforts of all agencies involved there were no injuries reported and no structures lost. Fire crews have contained a wildfire blaze that burned Friday afternoon near the South San Francisco hillside sign. (South San Francisco Police Department) A brush fire that erupted Friday afternoon on Sign Hill in South San Francisco, prompting evacuation orders for the surrounding area, was contained about two hours later, but officials warned it was too early for residents to return to their homes. A five alarm grass fire erupted in South San Francisco Friday afternoon, burning on the hillside known as “Sign Hill,” home to the iconic Industrial City sign. The brush fire, near Santa delivers presents in San Bruno Video. Two juveniles admitted to South San Francisco police Friday that they were responsible for starting what would become a four-alarm fire on San Bruno Mountain, the site of the city's historic "Sign Hill." There's building going up everywhere in SSF. "There was the fire just yards away, I grabbed the kids came here hoping the house wouldn't burn down," said evacuee Albert Babakhov. Sign Hill also serves as the home of the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly, various species of birds such as egrets, gulls, and terns, and wild irises and poppies. Learn how your comment data is processed. They have since been released to their parents as officials complete their investigation. Flames burned across a landscape of parched grass near the giant white cement letters spelling out "South San Francisco Industrial City" on Sign Hill… Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) Fire crews have contained a wildfire blaze that burned Friday afternoon near the South San Francisco hillside sign… The juveniles were released to family members pending the completion of the investigation. Based on this report and follow up investigation, South San Francisco Police Officers identified two South San Francisco juveniles, ages 14 and 16 years old, and questioned them about their involvement. President Trump returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to urge voters to support the two incumbent Republican Senators in Georgia who face runoff elections next month. I was like this is it. Due to the recent fire on Sign Hill, all trails and access to Sign Hill are closed for the public’s safety. South San Francisco, CA  October 16, 2020 Submitted by SSFPD. When they looked outside they noticed the iconic sign hill in flames. A brush fire erupted at South San Francisco's Sign Hill on Friday afternoon. "These are eucalyptus trees. SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Crews have contained a 4-alarm fire that was burning on Sign Hill in South San Francisco. Two South San Francisco teens admit to starting Sign Hill brush fire Two juveniles admitted to South San Francisco police Friday that they were responsible for starting what would become a four-alarm fire on San Bruno Mountain, the site of the city’s historic “Sign Hill.” Crews on scene of 4-alarm fire at South San Francisco bakery, South Bay 9-year-old creates Halloween goodie bags for children who lost homes in wildfires, Police investigating SF Armenian church fire as hate crime. A grass fire reported at Sign Hill in South San Francisco shortly after noon Friday has grown to four alarms, according to fire officials. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. A four-alarm vegetation fire was burning on South San Francisco's iconic Sign Hill Friday afternoon. Colette Luke has more. A four-alarm fire is burning Friday afternoon on Sign Hill in South San Francisco, city officials said on Nextdoor. Their home was the only one directly impacted. French nursing home resident Colette Dupas's contact with her daughters has been limited to talking via video call or through a window during the pandemic, but now the 97-year-old has been able to feel their touch, thanks to an inflatable tunnel known as the "hug bubble". They say the low humidity and the fast winds did not make it easy to contain. A five alarm grass fire erupted in South San Francisco Friday afternoon, burning on the hillside known as “Sign Hill,” home to the iconic Industrial City sign. The investigation was then turned over to the San Francisco Fire Fire Marshall, and the boys were released to their families pending the outcome of the investigation. Less than five minutes to evacuate and other facilities have been lifted, officials said Nextdoor! 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