Witnesses recount flames, evacuation after gas explosion in San Francisco

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Several witnesses and residents described an explosion and the subsequent heat afterword's when a gas line was damaged. (KGO-TV)

Several witnesses and residents described the explosion and the subsequent heat afterword's when a gas line was damaged by a construction crew, resulting in a three-alarm fire in San Francisco.

Passersby that happened to be in the area saw the flames shoot up into the sky.

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One woman who was evacuated from the apartment building above the restaurant near the gas explosion says she may have lost everything, including important documents like her visa. She is a doctoral student at the University of San Francisco and was also not able to grab her laptop before she left.



The fire was reported at 1:08 p.m. and damaged five buildings including the Hong Kong Lounge II restaurant. PG&E crews capped the line got the fire under control by 4:18 p.m.
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No injuries were reported, according to officials.

Take a look at full coverage on the gas explosion and fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco.
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