SFPD 'Dumbfounded' By Mysterious Explosion In The Haight

Photo via Ross W.
By Rose Garrett - Published on September 01, 2016.

Shortly after 10pm last night, neighbors in the Upper Haight began reporting news of a loud explosion that rattled the area. 

Tipster Ross W. confirmed the disruption:

Huge explosion around Page and Ashbury around 10:30 tonight. Cops and firefighters everywhere, but dumbfounded. No smoke or sign of explosion.

According to SFPD's Officer Giselle Talkoff, police did receive reports of "some type of explosion" around Page & Ashbury, but "officers were unable to locate any source."

She could not confirm the rumor that the noise could have been caused by an exploding M80 firecracker, as was the case with a recent scare at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. 

Know more about what may have caused last night's kerfuffle? Take it to the comments.

Jun 11, 2021
San Francisco Excelsior

OG dispensary ReLeaf will be reborn in Crocker-Amazon

One of San Francisco’s original cannabis dispensaries will be back at a new location, as ReLeaf gets Planning Commission approval right at the SF-Daly City border. Read More

Jun 10, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Widely pre-panned YOLO Nightclub, in the former Slim’s, set to open June 18

The ladies will be scantily clad, but men must adhere to a highly non-sexual dress code, when the old Slim’s reopens as YOLO Nightclub next Friday, June 18. Read More

Jun 10, 2021
San Francisco Tenderloin

See the Tenderloin's pothole artist's first museum show and live resin installation this weekend

Artist Rik Lee Leipold is celebrating their first museum show, and will host an artist talk and live resin casting of a pothole outside of the Tenderloin Museum on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Read More

Jun 09, 2021
San Francisco Divisadero SoMa

Namu Stonepot closes its Divisadero location; team set to open unnamed food hall — with pizza! — in SoMa

Namu Stonepot (553 Divisadero) is no longer serving its loco moco bowls and stonepot rice from the Divisadero space where it's lived since 2017, but the menu is still being served at Dolores and 18th, and will be appearing at a new food-hall concept the team is opening soon on 9th Street. Read More