H-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Sep 2, 2011 12:02 PM by Associated Press (JM)

Southern California McDonald's damaged by gas explosion

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) - A natural gas explosion and fire has badly damaged a McDonald's restaurant in San Diego County, but customers and employees escaped before the blast.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says the explosion at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday caved in the roof of the restaurant in Encinitas, Calif. Damage was put at $500,000 to $700,000. Encinitas Fire Marshal Robert Scott says kitchen workers smelled natural gas and told customers to leave. Four customers and at least four employees got out safely.

The blast sparked a fire that took about an hour to control. A neighboring optometry business had smoke damage.
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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune,
http://www.signonsandiego.com


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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