Fire Rages in San Francisco After Gas Line Explosion

The Philadelphia International Airport is rolling out the red carpet for Pope Francis' arrival Saturday morning... literally.

The airport's Twitter account posted a sneak peek of the pope's arrival Friday afternoon, saying "Now, we just need a plane and #PopeFrancis! This is such an exciting time for Philadelphia! #PopeInPhilly."

The red carpet is provided locally by Langhorne Carpet Company in Bucks County Pennsylvania. It is 9 feet wide and 75 feet long, and has a gold border.

In total, the carpet company made three carpets for the pontiff's travels throughout the week.

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A fire broke out in the area of Geary Blvd and Parker Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in San Francisco.
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According to the fire department, a third party crew was digging in front of Hong Kong Loung II when they hit a gas line, causing an explosion.
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PG&E spokesperson Paul Doherty speaks to reporters at the scene. He says crews are working closing with firefighters.
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An aerial view shows towering flames as crews battle the San Francisco fire.
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An aerial view shows towering flames as crews battle the San Francisco fire.
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An aerial view shows towering flames as crews battle the San Francisco fire.
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Mayor London Breed said San Francisco firefighters, police and the Dept. of Emergency Management are on the scene.
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Aerial view of the aftermath of a fire sparked by a gas line explosion in San Francisco. (Feb. 6, 2019)
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