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Propane Leak in San Francisco Prompts Evacuations, No Injuries: SFFD

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Fire crews in San Francisco evacuated a city block Friday morning for about 90 minutes due to a large propane tank leak, according to the fire department.

Crews were going door to door in the 1200 block of Van Dyke Avenue in an industrial area of the city's Bayview neighborhood and advised people to follow the evacuation orders.

The evacuation area was contained to a one-block radius of strictly commercial buildings, and no residents were affected, a fire department official told NBC Bay Area.

The incident was resolved, and the evacuation order was lifted at about 11 a.m.

The San Francisco Fire Department's hazmat team also responded to the scene to see if they could stop the leak, the fire official said.

The propane tank holds 1,000 gallons but was close to dissipating, the fire official said.

No injuries were reported.

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