SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, June 29, firefighters with the San Francisco Fire Department managed to contain a grass fire that consumed eight acres in McLaren Park, located in the Excelsior District in southeastern San Francisco.
When the SFFD announced the fire at 4:15 p.m., officials warned the public to stay away from the burning area in the park behind June Jordan High School near the intersection of Sunnyvale and Persia Avenues. By 5:00 p.m., fire officials announced that firefighters contained and extinguished the fire, despite it having grown rapidly from three to eight acres. The San Francisco Fire Department reported that the cause of the fire was likely fireworks. The fire killed a few trees, but there were no reports of any injuries or other property damage.