San Francisco gas explosion
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Gas line explosion in San Francisco

San Francisco gas explosion

A gas explosion in San Francisco shot flames high into the air Wednesday and was burning four buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off the flow of gas. Construction workers may have cut a natural gas line, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. 

 (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
San Francisco gas explosion

Firefighters battle a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco on Feb. 6, 2019.

 (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
San Francisco gas explosion

Pacific Gas & Electric was unable to shut off the gas line for more than two hours after the explosion.

 (Santiago Mejia / Associated Press)
San Francisco gas explosion

Five buildings, including a medical clinic and apartment buildings were evacuated after a gas explosion in San Francisco.

 (Santiago Mejia / Pool Photo)
San Francisco gas explosion

The flames from the gas fire rose as high as three stories.

 (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
San Francisco gas explosion

Trying to identify which gas line needed to be shut off was difficult, PG&E spokesman Blair Jones said.

 

 (Santiago Mejia / Pool Photo)
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