Tent fire causes explosion near Embarcadero

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A loud explosion startled Downtown San Francisco just after 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The cause of the blast was a tent fire at Front Street and Green Street. 

Police and fire units immediately responded. After the first loud explosions, several other pops could be heard. 

The tent was burned to the ground and an investigation is ongoing to discover the cause of the fire. 


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