An explosion at a Richmond District home reportedly sent glass flying into the street and left at least one person injured.
The explosion apparently occurred just after 9:30 a.m. on the 600 block of 26th Avenue, near Balboa.
Via the Citizen app we're learning that "SFFD units advise the windows on the front of the building have blown out after a propane explosion."
The injured person was being treated for burns which the SFFD says are "minor."
According to a tweet from SFFD Public Information Officer Captain Jonathan Baxter, the cause of the explosion was a "possible propane home appliance."
RESIDENTIAL EXPLOSION WITH VICTIM 600 BLOCK OF 26TH AVE— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA (@SFFDPIO) April 28, 2023
A POSSIBLE PROPANE HOME APPLIANCE EXPLODED AND BLEW OUT THE HOME WINDOWS 1 VICTIM WAS RESCUED AND TREATED BY SFFD WITH MINOR INJURIES- THIS IS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE FIRE INVESTIGATION TASK FORCE… pic.twitter.com/A9hrr5KZeV
The block on which the explosion occurred is a residential block of two- and three-story homes.
This explosion comes two months after a large explosion destroyed a Sunset District home. The cause of that explosion has preliminarily been blamed on an illegal drug manufacturing lab in the house, possibly make hash oil.
This is a developing story.
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