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Friday, September 10, 2010

Gas Line Explosion Ravages San Francisco Suburb

A massive gas line explosion occurred in San Bruno, California on Thursday. At least four people died in the accident and more than 170 homes were damaged or destroyed. A 100-foot-high tower of fire launched into the air as a result of the explosion, forcing local residents to flee for safety. Hundreds of people spent the night in a shelter.

More than 100 firefighters arrived at the scene to battle the blazing flames. By late Thursday night, approximately 50% of the fire was contained. Rescuers will continue their search for victims today. Many victims have already been treated at Bay Area hospitals for severe burn injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent out a team of investigators to determine the cause of the gas line accident. Pacific Gas and Electric has acknowledged that a broken gas line set off the explosion, but they were uncertain as to how the gas line was damaged.

Pacific Gas and Electric has assured residents that they will take full responsibility if the fire is determined to be their fault. It is possible that they may face numerous personal injury lawsuits as a result of the incident.

If you have been injured or suffered property damage in the San Bruno gas line explosion, please contact
the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients nationwide.

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