Massive gas line explosion rocks San Bruno, Calif
A San Bruno neighborhood (Bay Area, California) was consumed by fire caused by a gas line explosion.
Cars and homes were incinerated after a massive explosion at a gas line triggered an inferno that consumed an entire residential neighborhood in San Bruno, SF Bay Area, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma). Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW FAIR USE NOTICE.
The inferno killed at least one person, incinerated 5 dozen homes and left dozens of people injured, many with severe burns.
“The blast, which occurred shortly after 6 pm [Current time zone offset: UTC -7 hours,] ignited a wind-driven fire that quickly destroyed or damaged more than 170 homes, set treetops on fire and illuminated the sky for miles around. Hours after the explosion, fire crews from throughout the state continued to rush to the scene, but their efforts were hampered by winds that reportedly reached more than 30 mph,” a report said.