San Francisco House Fire and Explosion Kills 1, Injures 2

UPDATED February 10, 2023 – Investigators are looking into the cause of a massive explosion and three-alarm fire that knocked a San Francisco house off its foundation in the Outer Sunset neighborhood. One person died and two people, including a firefighter, were injured in the blast. The civilian was transported to the hospital in serious condition and the firefighter suffered minor injuries. Late Thursday, rescue crews found the body of a previously unaccounted-for adult in the rubble.

When fire crews arrived at the scene on 1734 22nd Avenue, they found the house and the homes on either side completely destroyed. Neighbors reported hearing the explosion as far as 20 blocks away. The San Francisco Fire Chief told local news that the city has not seen an explosion of this magnitude for at least three decades.

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Did Natural Gas Cause the San Francisco House Explosion?

A cause and origin investigation will determine how the San Francisco house exploded. City officials speculate that natural gas may have caused the explosion. One nearby neighbor told KTVU News that “Somebody told me to get out because there may be a gas line that’s going to blast soon.” Investigators from PG&E are working closely with local officials to inspect the explosion site.

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