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Hit-and-Run Driver Dies After Crashing Into House, Sparking Fire in San Francisco

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    One person is dead after a car crashed into a house and sparked a fire in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Mark Matthews reports. (Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016)

    A hit-and-run suspect died after ramming the vehicle he was driving into a multi-million dollar home Wednesday in San Francisco's Sea Cliff neighborhood, officials said.

    The collision also sparked a fire at the three-story house after the Toyota SUV burst into flames.

    The incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. on 32nd Avenue between California and Camino Del Mar. A witness said the driver came speeding up the street and crashed into the mansion.

    By the time emergency crews arrived on scene the house and vehicle were both on fire. The driver, described as a man, was the only person in the vehicle.

    Firefighters said the south side of the home was badly burned.

    No one was home when the crash occurred and two dogs were rescued from the house, officials said.

    Firefighters responded to the scene and were able to get the blaze under control just after 2 p.m.

    Firefighters said the homeowner arrived after the flames were doused. A neighbor said this is the second time in two months that a speeding vehicle crashed in the area.

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