9:26 PM: San Francisco police detonated a bomb found in the city’s Sunset District tonight causing an explosion heard for blocks, police said.

At about 6 p.m. police responded to a home in the 1400 block of 46th Avenue, which is near Judah, on reports of a suspicious device.

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The bomb squad detonated the device, causing a loud explosion. The fire department responded to assist with flare-ups, police said.

Firefighters controlled a one-alarm fire reported at 8:46 p.m. near 46th Avenue and Judah Street, according to the fire department.

It was under control at 8:57 p.m.

Streets in the area have been closed and the N-Judah Muni route has been redirected because of the police activity, transit officials said.

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9:06 PM: Firefighters controlled a one-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Sunset District tonight, fire officials said.

The fire was reported at 8:46 p.m. near 46th Avenue and Judah Street, according to the fire department.

It was under control at 8:57 p.m.

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  • CAL FIRE NEWS

    Terrible reporting! Was there an actual bomb in the device that the cops blew up?, did the police cause the fire?

  • CAL FIRE NEWS

    The fire dept responded to “assist” with flareups? what does that even mean? someone else was fighting fire and they were just assisting?

  • CAL FIRE NEWS

    Very disturbing firefighters could of been hurt by cops playing with explosives! and what did they overlook while playing army that caused the fire? total fail SFPD!