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5 workers safe after gas explosion, fire in San Francisco

Updated February 6, 2019 - 2:26 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Fire Department says five workers were found safe after an explosion and fire on a gas line in the city’s Richmond neighborhood.

No injuries have been reported.

Three-story flames could be seen leaping into the air in television images. Police spokesman Robert Rueca says the fire was reported around 1:10 p.m.

KPIX-TV reported that the fire started at a construction site.

San Francisco police have closed off neighboring streets and nearby buildings were evacuated.

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