San Bruno gas line fire kills four, so does violence in Oakland
on September 10, 2010
A gas line exploded into flame last night in a residential neighborhood of San Bruno. Four people are reported dead and 20 injured. Early this morning, San Bruno officials said the fire was 75 percent contained.
Melanie and Bryan Perkin and their three children fled their house last night as the vinyl from the window frames melted into the grass of their lawn in the intense heat. “I’m just so grateful to be alive,” Melanie Perkin said.
Info for those interested in donating to the relief effort at RedCrossBayArea.org; those who want to donate blood can call Blood Centers of the Pacific (888) 393-GIVE.
Violence in Oakland in the last two weeks, has killed the one more than died in last night’s fire over the past two weeks. Four people have been murdered in Oakland since Friday, Aug. 27, according to the Oakland Crimespotting website. A fifth murder was reported Thursday in the Oakland Tribune.
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