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Blaze Engulfs Homes In California Neighborhood; Dozens Of Homes Destroyed

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) - A California emergency official says 53 homes have been destroyed and 120 damaged in a massive blast and fire south of San Francisco. At least one person has been killed.

California Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jay Allen says the fire in a San Bruno neighborhood had spread to 10 acres Thursday night. Allen says the blaze is 50 percent contained as firefighters battle the flames into the night. He had no estimate of the number of injuries.

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) - The utility company that serves the San Francisco Bay area says one of its gas lines ruptured in the area where a massive blast and fire destroyed homes and sent residents fleeing.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials said in an e-mailed statement that the ruptured gas line was theirs, although they cautioned that the cause of the blast has yet to be determined.

The company said it would "take accountability" if it was found to be responsible for the explosion.

Utility crews were on the scene in San Bruno in the hills south of San Francisco working with emergency officials as the explosion was investigated.
      

 

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