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A loud boom and huge flames sent panicked San Franciscans running into the street following a gas explosion on Wednesday afternoon. Street workers were installing fibre-optic cables on Geary Boulevard when they struck a gas line, sparking huge flames. Five nearby buildings were set ablaze, including the Hong Kong Lounge II restaurant. Fire-fighters spent several hours battling the flames. Image copyright. All eight of the fibre-optic workers were accounted for and there were no injuries. Mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, said: "The good news is that no one was injured or hurt.". The fire took around two and a half hours for fire crews and gas providers PG&E to extinguish. "It's pretty d... Full story

7 February


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