Photos of the blaze, as 5-alarm fire roars at China Basin

Fire rages across China Basin
Photo by freelancer Alex Tidd

A 5-alarm fire is raging across structures under construction and other buildings in Mission Bay, at 4th street and China Basin. The San Francisco Fire Department is fighting back the blaze, which have diminished greatly, but early reports from reporters on the scene say that the buildings may bow in. As reporters and citizen journalists flock to the scene, photos are continuing to stream in through social media. We'll update this post with new photos as the situation develops. You can also watch a live stream of the fire here: [Update: earlier some reports classified it as a 6 alarm fire. Official reports have only clarified it as a 5 alarm fire, but we will update this post if and when that changes.]