San Bruno Explosion

Posted in the bay by krisyee on September 10, 2010

Last night a gas line erupted leading to an explosion in a San Bruno neighborhood. It caused a two-alarm fire which quickly changed into a six-alarm fire within 10 minutes. 38 homes destroyed with many other homes damaged. Four people lost their lives which they think can increase since people are still missing. 52 injured.

For those of you that know, this neighborhood is just around the corner from where I grew up. I have friends that live across the street from that neighborhood and I would pass by those streets all the time. Luckily they’re okay, but my parents know someone that had to evacuate and possibly lost her home. Bayhill Shopping Center, a place where my friends and I would hang out at Starbucks almost everyday, is now the post area for The Red Cross and Salvation army.

It’s crazy to know that someone’s life can change dramatically and lose everything they had within an hour or so. In my part I’m going to go through my closet and dressers right now to donate what I can to help out. I’ll most likely be giving blood also. If you’re in the area I encourage you to do the same.

My heart goes out to those who lost their lives, their homes, and those affected by this disaster.

For more information on the fire check out KRON4.

Red Cross Shelter
Veterans Memorial Recreation Center
251 City Park Way at Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno

Red Cross Shelter
San Bruno Senior Center
1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno


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