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‘Hazmat Situation’ In San Francisco’s Richmond District; 1 Person Dead And Neighbors Evacuated

by John Nuño
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San Francisco firefighters and police responded this morning to a possible hazardous materials incident that has resulted in the death of one person in the city's Richmond District

San Francisco firefighters and police responded this morning to a
possible hazardous materials incident that has resulted in the death of one
person in the city’s Richmond District. (CBS SF)

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — San Francisco police and fire officials are on the scene Monday morning of what they are calling a hazardous materials situation after a body was found in a home in the city’s outer Richmond neighborhood near the VA hospital.

Police and fire were called to the home at 43rd Avenue and Clement Street for a welfare check just before 9 a.m. and a male’s body was discovered in the home, a fire dispatcher said.

Jen Ballasteri with the San Francisco Fire Department said the crew requested the hazmat unit upon arrival after they described noxious fumes at the scene.

Ballasteri approximated the building as having 16 units, which were evacuated as a precautionary measure. Once it was determined there was no dangerous gases or hazardous materials inside they were allowed back in.

43rd Avenue was closed to traffic between Geary and Clement, but reopened just after noon.

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