San Francisco Apartment Explosion:
Man suffers life-threatening injuries
By Brigid Gaffikin
May 25, 2007
A man is in San Francisco General Hospital suffering life-threatening
injuries this afternoon after being burned in an explosion at
a San Francisco apartment earlier today, according to police.
A woman injured in the 6:44 a.m. blast is being treated at St.
Luke's Hospital in San Francisco, San Francisco police Sgt, Neville
The apartment is in a multistory building behind a cleaner's
business, according to police.
Officers arriving at the unit at 5315 Mission St., in the Outer
Mission neighborhood, "saw the windows of the cleaners blown
out," Gittens said.
Police and fire investigators are continuing to look into the
explosion, which briefly shut down a block of Mission Street at
Mount Vernon Street.
Another man who was in the unit was treated at the scene but
not hospitalized, a fire dispatcher said.
The neighborhood is a strip of mostly small retail businesses,
a police officer at the Ingleside Station said.
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