A three-alarm fire raced through a French sausage and paté factory Sunday in South San Francisco, causing up to $1 million in damage, a fire official said.
The blaze, which appears to have started near some refrigeration units at around 4:15 p.m., caused major damage to the Marcel & Henri Charcuterie Française facility at 145 Browning Way, said South San Francisco Fire Marshal Luis Da Silva. No one was injured in the blaze.
Da Silva said the roughly 10,000-square-foot building can be salvaged, but it will require major repairs to its roof and some rooms. He estimated the damage to be between $500,000 and $1 million.
The blaze seems to have started when some electrical equipment malfunctioned. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, however.
The Marcel & Henri facility is about 2.5 miles from the site of a similar business that was badly damaged by fire last summer.
The Columbus Salame slicing and packaging facility on Cabot Road was gutted by a massive four-alarm fire that drew firefighters from all over the Peninsula.
The Columbus Salame fire also appeared to have started because of a problem with the electricity.