One arrested in connection with fatal Sunset District home explosion

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The San Francisco Police Department arrested a suspect after a home exploded in the Sunset District Thursday, leaving one person dead. SFPD’s Raj Vaswani said a 53-year-old San Francisco resident was arrested for manslaughter, manufacturing drugs and two counts of child endangerment.

The three-alarm fire broke out in a home in the 1700 block of 22nd Avenue. One person was killed, one was seriously injured and a firefighter suffered minor injuries.

Three homes were damaged as a result of the fire. Evacuations were ordered for some buildings on 22nd Avenue.

The San Francisco Fire Department first responded to the report of an explosion just before 9:30 a.m. The explosion blew out windows and doors of surrounding homes, along with car windows on the street.

SFPD will release more information later in a press release, Vaswani said. This story will be updated when KRON4 learns more.