sffd_firefighters.jpgTourists at San Francisco’s Pier 39 were greeted with an unpleasant odor and smoke from a trash fire Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the one-alarm fire at 4 p.m. and found a small fire burning below the pier, a San Francisco Fire Department representative said.

To access the fire, crews cut out a small plank from the pier, and the blaze was contained in about a half-hour, according to a fire representative.

There are no reports of injuries or significant damage to the pier, she said. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Rachel Purdy, Bay City News

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