VIDEO TIMELINE: Gas explosion, fire near Hong Kong Lounge II on Geary in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A terrifying explosion and fire took place in San Francisco's Jordan Park neighborhood on Wednesday.

The incident began at 1:18 p.m. when a construction crew hit a gas line, sparking an explosion and fire at Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue.

The eight to 10 crew members on the scene were safely evacuated and no one was hurt.

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At least five buildings, including the Hong Kong Lounge II restaurant, caught fire.

The fire department ordered the evacuation of a one-square block area, while PG&E crews worked to shut off the gas.

"It's complicated what they have to do, get into the street and shut that down, while keeping their workers safe, it's really a third alarm, that's what it is at this point," said SF Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White.

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A third alarm response means more than 100 firefighters are on the scene.

It took about two hours and 20 minutes to turn off the gas and then fire went out.

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