by John Nuño

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.

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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.

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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.

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