Chalk this up as one of those things that could have been really really really really bad, but instead turned out to be just dramatic and messy.
Yesterday afternoon, a fire broke out on the grassy hillside behind the Ellsworth Street projects, just east of the Alemany Farm, facing I-280. The San Francisco Fire Department responded to the blaze with an impressive display of manpower and specialized equipment, such that no homes were lost in the fire, and (according to the SFFD scanner) only two houses were slightly damaged.
Neighbors Evan and Anne, who took the photos you see here, bring the summary:
There was a fire today on the hillside south of Bache & Andover Streets. Thanks to quick action of many neighbors and the SFFD, serious property damage was averted.
Nice work, people. Also: Whew!
PHOTOS: Neighbors Evan and Anne