Billowing black smoke over Mission Bay was coming from San Francisco food truck complex Spark Social today at about 4 p.m. as a shed reportedly caught fire. But the blaze was quickly under control, according to the San Francisco Fire Department public information officer.
Spark Social, at 601 Mission Bay Boulevard, is a group of food trucks and stalls in close proximity to one another with an adjacent mini golf course and beer garden. While the smoke itself was cause for alarm on Twitter, the Fire Department’s spokesperson says the fire was under control in minutes, with no further structures, such as nearby UCSF buildings, in danger.
#061819WF1 UPDATE This is a shed within the food truck complex no reported injuries at this time avoid area 1601 HRs https://t.co/dCVVZULcpF— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT (@SFFDPIO) June 18, 2019
Fire at Spark Social food truck park is out. Workers say people tried to put it out but it took off. Witnesses say sheds caught fire. @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/cLyJgGz4G2— Jean Elle (@nbcjeanelle) June 18, 2019
Witnesses sent out photos of the fire and smoke, but noted that it was gone in minutes after the SFFD’s arrival on the scene.
Looks like @SFFDPIO got this under control within minutes! Air is clear again. Thanks for your hard work!— Daniel Crowley (@RugbyDanSF) June 18, 2019
No injuries were reported in the fire, the SFFD says. Eater SF has reached out to Spark Social to learn the extent of damage and when food trucks can reopen.
Update, Wednesday June 19: “It looked a lot worse than what it really was,” says Spark Social operator Carlos Muela, and “luckily the fire department showed up within minutes and put it out super quickly.”
Spark Social is up and running as usual, he adds. “Just a little bit of clean up to be done but it shouldn’t affect operations at all.”