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Car Smashes Into San Francisco Home, Knocks Out Power: Fire Officials

A car plowed into a San Francisco home's garage early Tuesday, knocking out power for a neighboring home and forcing crews to shut off power for other buildings in the area, according to fire officials.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. near the area where Bosworth, Elk and Congo streets meet in the Glen Park neighborhood, according to temporary San Francisco Fire Department Battalion Chief Thomas Kiernan. No injuries were reported.

When the car hit the building, it "popped a circuit breaker" and cut power for the house next door, Kiernan said. Crews decided to manually cut power for three to four neighboring buildings after residents complained about odors and smells. That move was precautionary.

Crews remained on scene to shore up the damaged building's structural stability, according to Kiernan, but two residents will likely be displaced through Tuesday night because utility services had to be shut off.

It is not yet clear what caused the car to crash into the building. An investigation is ongoing.

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