Explosion in Pacifica neighborhood injures one and results in five-hour road closure

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

An explosion from a chemical reaction in a Pacifica neighborhood Wednesday injured one person and resulted in a five-hour road closure, according to a news release from Pacifica police.

One house was damaged. The person injured was taken to a hospital, treated and released.

Around 6:12 p.m. Wednesday, Pacifica police and North County Fire Authority workers arrived to the 1000 block of Everglades Drive after receiving a report of an explosion. Police initially reported that the cause of the incident might have been household chemicals that were accidentally combined, resulting in an explosion.

The San Mateo County Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team and the San Mateo County Bomb Squad also responded in accordance with their protocols. A local building official also arrived and decided the damaged house was safe for occupancy. Police also said that the homeowner cooperated with authorities and the explosion did not pose a risk to the community.

During the investigation, a stretch of Everglades Drive between Picardo Court and Park Pacifica Avenue was closed for five hours.

Pacifica police, the North County Fire Authority and the San Mateo County Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team will continue to investigate the explosion, authorities said.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.