Small fire extinguished at Pier 39

August 10, 2011 5:29:50 PM PDT
Tourists at San Francisco's Pier 39 were greeted with an unpleasant odor and smoke from a trash fire this 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.