Heroic Images from the Haight St Blackout last night
At approximately 830pm in Hayes Valley, some PG&E equipment caught fire underground. The result was a blackout for neighborhoods on the surrounding power grid. Upper and Lower Haight St, Hayes Valley, parts of the Castro, Western Addition, even the goddamn Ballet had to close down and cancel its performance.
As these neighborhoods descended into complete darkness, near chaos ensued. Cars on the road, people in bars, and even ballerinas were in danger of running into one another. Thousands of couples in the area had to stop watching Netflix and actually listen to one another’s work stories. It was absolute bedlam.
But the night is always darkest before the dawn. And in the darkness, some citizens stepped up and performed amazing feats of heroism. Here are the photos sent it to us capturing the heroic acts of SF citizens during The Haight Street Blackout of 2020.
Pregnant Woman Saved from Truck accident
Man Saves Infant with CPR on Laguna St.
French Bulldog rescued from sneezing fit on Castro St.
In the Darkness, Two Ballerinas nearly collided but instead fell in love
Alcoholic’s Life Saved, because he could not find booze in the dark
A massive fire erupted in cat hospital, and all 17 cats were rescued
What an incredible evening on the streets of San Francisco. We are so glad that our readers sent in these amazing feats of heroism, and that the hardworking journalists of BAS really hit the pavement last night and captured this crisis.