San Francisco Firefighters Use Water Reserves for 5-Alarm Fire

San Francisco Fire Department

San Francisco firefighters faced challenges as a fire moved from one building to another and they were out of fire hydrants, reports CBS San Francisco.

Water pressure and easy access to firefighters has been a source of debate in the city since a fire raged through the Marina District following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

When the hydrants were overwhelmed and buildings were burning, a brigade of local residents helped run hose lines to the San Francisco Bay where they were connected to a fireboat that began pumping much needed water to fire crews.

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