CA - San Bruno explosion, several blocks on fire

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  1. SuziQ

    SuziQ Active Member

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    Just saw this come up. Early reports could be a gas station blew up. Several blocks of homes on fire. Fire is out of control. All area fire departments responding. No word of injuries or deaths.

    Live feed below.

    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=7659504
     
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  3. SuziQ

    SuziQ Active Member

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    Retired firefighter interviewed says it looks like a pressurized gas line of some sort. The smoke is most likely from structures.
     
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    Now it's being said a plane went down. UPDATE: Airports are not missing any planes.

    Firefighters are responding to a huge fire burning on a hillside in the San Bruno area. Many residents have reported seeing a plane go down. Others felt a huge shock wave, and heard an explosion. Entire city blocks are on fire in a residential neighborhood and evacuations are taking place.

    Links to continuing coverage and copter view on the front page at the below link:
    http://cbs5.com/

    Raw video of homes burning.
    http://cbs5.com/video/?id=68773@kpix.dayport.com
     
  5. SuziQ

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    Looks like a fuel fed fireball. A huge bright torch.
     
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    Good grief this is some fire..Alot of homes destroyed.

    Hope that everyone stays safe.
     
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    Media is being evacuated by the sheriffs department.
     
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    I'm saying some prayers.....
     
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    A caller states its not the gas station on fire, he can see the gas station. So it has to be a plane. Everyone heard a explosion. Terrible, just terrible for those people.
     
  11. SuziQ

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    Retired PGE says it looks like a gas transmission line. Takes time to shut down so they don't cause a break somewhere else.

    Reporter at airport says no reports of planes going down. Faa has no reports of planes going down.
     
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    reportertype Dogs are awesome!

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    This area is full of homes and a canyon area. Scary, scary stuff.
     
  13. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    Wow, I had no idea! Thanks for letting us know SuziQ. Its on my local TV now!
     
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    Ahhhhh, guy getting his family out saw two ladies with third degrees burns running down the street. He said just standing outside the heat was intense. He was originally 1/4 mile away in his car and when the explosion happened he felt the intense heat in his car.
     
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    Nearby hospital swamped. One lady was thrown across her street and she broke her arm.
     
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    Fireball is going down. Thank god!
     
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    Per one hospital, one man and one woman.
     
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    Per PGE, 24 inch gas pipe.
     
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    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    Daylight is virtually gone and the fog is coming in.
     
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    I went to radioreference and it says this

    (SAN BRUNO - TAC 35) UPDATE:CALLS OF GAS MAIN EXPLOSION ALSO, 3-4 BLOCKS OF HOUSES FULLY ENGULFED, MULTI CALLS OF ENTRAPMENT [ILL113]
     
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    Oh no no no no! This is reminding me of the tragic Oakland fire decades ago. Does anyone remember that?
     

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