2 BART stations reopen after being shut down due to hazardous material from SF explosion: SFFD

ByRyan Curry KGO logo
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Hazardous material from SF explosion shuts down BART stations: SFFD
The Daly City and Colma BART stations have reopened after being evacuated earlier Friday due to a possible hazmat situation nearby.

DALY CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- The Daly City and Colma BART stations have reopened after being evacuated earlier Friday due to a hazmat situation nearby, according to agency officials.

Sources tell the ABC7 News I-Team that two officers were transporting hazardous materials to storage from the blast in San Francisco's Sunset District Thursday and smelled something.

The officers pulled over near Daly City BART on the corner of Junipero Serra and John Daly Boulevard. They called 911 which initiated a hazmat response for one of the cylinders collected.

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"First the road was closed so I knew something was going on. So I checked the BART app and saw that many of the rides heading into the city were canceled," said Daly City resident Hector Silahua.

The Daly City and Colma BART stations were closed for majority of the day with no trains stopping.

Surrounding the station were numerous emergency crews from San Francisco police and fire departments to hazmat crews from San Mateo County. All trying to prevent that truck from exploding.

"We took the due diligence collectively that if there was a hazard we would have all the resources in place to mitigate that," said Capt. Jonathan Baxter, a spokesman for the San Francisco Fire Department.

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Officials from the fire department did say they confirmed what type of gas they found in the back of the truck.

However, they said will not release what kind it was due to the fact this is an ongoing investigation connected to the San Francisco house explosion and fire.

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