The weather last night was uncommonly warm, fog-free, and wonderful for the City’s annual July Fourth fireworks display, and Bernal Hill was packed with spectators to watch the show.
The official fireworks went off without a hitch, but later in the night, some of the unofficial pyrotechnics went awry. Just as feared, someone touched off a brush fire on the eastern side of Bernal Hill.
Thanks to Neighbor Bernard, for capturing the dramatic photos you see above.
I visited the scene this morning, and I’m relieved to report that the burn zone was actually relatively modest in size:
Whew! We got lucky, and we can all be grateful that the San Francisco Fire Department is so damn good at doing their job.
This is also all the more reason to show Bernal Hill some extra love on Saturday by participating in the Bernal GO Team’s hillside cleanup, starting at 10 am… because the alternatives look much, much worse.
PHOTOS: Top, Neighbor Bernard. Below, Telstar Logistics