VIDEO: Gas leak triggers explosion, evacuations in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Evacuations were underway Monday due to a gas leak that caused an explosion in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood.

But at around 3:30 p.m., firefighters tweeted the incident had been resolved and almost everybody affected could return home.

The San Francisco Fire Department responded at 9:53 a.m. to an odor in the 3900 block of Mission Street, fire officials said.

At 10:14 a.m., an explosion happened at a three-story residential structure in the lower portion of 3987 Mission Street.

The structure was damaged but no one was home at the time of the explosion.

SFFD and San Francisco Police officers began going door-to-door to evacuate the 100 block of College Terrace, 100 block of Bosworth, and the 3900 block of Mission Street.

Crews evacuated a total of 19 structures.

Officials said there was no evacuation center open, however, if the incident was determined to be prolonged, an evacuation center would be opened.

Residents were being asked to avoid the area.

The source of the leak is currently under investigation and PG&E has not yet given a time of resolution.

No injuries were reported.

Eight people were renting the home where the explosion happened.

Stay with KRON4 News for updates



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