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Photo: Liz Hafalia/San Francisco Chronicle -- A deadly blast and fire in San Bruno outside San Francisco, Thursday, September 9, 2010

Deadly blast & firestorm in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno

 “A hellish scene” is how a KCBS/KNX 1070 news radio reporter described what he saw in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno tonight. A major natural gas pipeline ruptured shortly after 6 p.m. causing an explosion that some victims say felt like an earthquake or a plane crash. A fireball shot into the air and swept through a neighborhood the hillside community not far from San Francisco International Airport.   Officials are reporting at least three people are dead and dozens injured — many with serious burns. The catastrophe destroyed 53 homes and damaged... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: Pics of the week

Senior Inspiration: 94-year-old woman plans to graduate from college next month and look for work Photo: Paul Chin/ The San Francisco Chronicle — Hazel Soares, 94,  takes notes in one of her classes at Mills College in Oakland, California, where she is set to graduate in May with a degree in art history. After graduation Soares, who has more than 40 grandchildren, plans to search for a museum job. Very nice story about Soares here. 2010 Olympic medal winning U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team Photo: Pete Souza/White House — First Couple welcomed the... Read More →

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