Gas explosion in San Francisco shoots fire that burns multiple buildings

  • Source: KGO-TV ABC 7 San Francisco
  • Published: 02/06/2019 06:08 PM

An explosion and fire damaged five buildings and burned for hours in San Francisco after a construction crew hit a gas line. No injuries have been reported and all workers in the area have been accounted for. The fire was first reported at 1:18 p.m. and was under control exactly three hours later. According to fire officials, 120 firefighters responded to the fire. Flames shot from a commercial building near the intersection of Parker Avenue and Geary Boulevard. A witness told ABC7 News that the fire was at the Hong Kong Lounge II, which was under construction. Pacific Gas and Electric crews capped the leak around 3:35 p.m. PG&E crews were seen inspecting the burned building after the fire was knocked down. Meanwhile, Mayor London Breed showed up and praised the work of first responders.


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