Two injured in 3-alarm fire explosion in SF Sunset District

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An explosion at a home in San Francisco‚Äôs Outer Sunset District led to a three-alarm fire on the 1700 block of 22nd Avenue. The incident left two people injured. 

According to San Francisco Fire Department, the fire has now been contained. One civilian is seriously injured and a firefighter had minor injuries but is in stable condition. 

Three homes have been affected by the fire. 

Fire crews first responded to the reports of an explosion just before 9:30 a.m. Lt. Jonathan Baxter of the SF Fire Department confirmed that the explosion destroyed the home when it originated and damaged the homes on either side of it. 

The explosion blew out windows and doors of surrounding homes, including car windows up and down the street. According to Baxter, firefighters entered the exploded home due to reports of one person inside but were unable to see anyone. 

A PG&E spokesperson told KRON4 that they are working closely with local officials. The cause of the fire and subsequent fire are under investigation, according to fire officials.

One occupant of the building where the fire broke out is currently unaccounted for.


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