Construction dumpster is destroyed in San Francisco by ‘super storm’

A construction dump, with a diameter of over 50 feet, is demolished by a “super storm” that has been named “Super Storm Sandy” by officials in the Bay Area.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday that “a fire destroyed a structure at a construction site in San Jose” on Monday, causing heavy flooding and damaging nearby homes and businesses.

The area is “extremely active” and has been “shaken” by Superstorm Sandy, said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

A number of the San Jose fire crews were on standby to help with the aftermath, said Fire Chief Dan Kooiman.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom tweeted: “Our first responders have been called to help clear out a construction dump in San Bruno.

There is no estimate for how long the dump will stay out there.


A photo posted by Mayor Samlico (@sfgov) on Oct 31, 2012 at 11:34am PDTA number a local businesses, including a pizza parlor, were also damaged by the fire.