SAN FRANCISCO -- A fire at San Francisco's Pier 41 early this morning damaged part of the small Forbes Island restaurant, which is accessibly only by boat, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The fire was reported at 2:54 a.m. at a structure near the main restaurant at the end of Pier 41, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Crews arrived by fireboat and had the blaze under control at 4:11 a.m., Talmadge said.

She said the area affected by the fire was a reception area where patrons order drinks before entering the main dining room.

Restaurant officials were not immediately available this morning to comment on how the fire will affect operations there.



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