Police investigate reports of an explosion at Powell Street BART Station on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Fireworks possible cause of reported explosion near Powell Street BART Station

Fireworks set off near the Powell Street BART Station may have been the cause of a reported explosion on Saturday evening, according to San Francisco police.

The incident resulted in a significant response by fire and police officials. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

At approximately 6:53 p.m., officials responded to a “possible explosion” at 5th and Market streets, according to a San Francisco Police Department spokesperson. Police are investigating the incident.

Buses were briefly rerouted off of Market Street by police officers, according to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesperson Paul Rose.

Police said traffic will likely continue to be impacted until officers leave the scene.

The fireworks were set off on the outside street level near the BART station, according to authorities.


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