Articles tagged with: explosion
VACAVILLE, CALIF. — 19:50 PDT UPDATE — An explosive device disguised to look like a Sunday newspaper detonated in the hands of an elderly man who went to retrieve the item in front of his home Sunday morning, sending him to a local hospital with severe injuries.
Police evacuated several homes from a suburban Vacaville community in the Browns Valley neighborhood of the city and alerted homeowners to the potential for additional explosive devices disguised as newspapers and other deliveries planted in front of homes Sunday morning.
OAKLAND — A 61 year-old man was critically burned after a natural gas explosion leveled a portion of an East Oakland home Monday night.
The explosion occurred at 8 p.m. when neighbors reported hearing a loud boom, and seeing a small fire erupt from a two-story home near 87th Avenue and Dowling Street.
SAN BRUNO — The president of Pacific Gas and Electric Company pledged that a section of natural gas pipeline that exploded and destroyed a hilly San Bruno subdivision would be removed, according to a company letter delivered to the San Bruno Mayor’s office Wednesday afternoon.
PG&E Co. President Chris Johns wrote that the utility company would “identify an alternative route” to bypass the damaged section of the major natural gas transmission line that ran under the neighborhood.
(9/22) — 17:16 PDT — SAN BRUNO — The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office positively identified the remains of three people discovered in a San Bruno home that was consumed by flames in a fiery Sept. 9 natural gas line eruption, raising the death toll in the explosion to 7.
The Coroner’s office said Gregory Bullis, 50, his mother, Lavonne Bullis, 82; and his son, William Bullis, 17 perished at their home at 1690 Claremont Drive when an underground Pacific Gas and Electric Co. gas line exploded and a firestorm tore through their hilly subdivision.
On Monday, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. released a highly-anticipated list of their top 100 riskiest natural gas pipelines that were categorized by the utility company as parts of their grid that needed repair.
The utility company initially rejected calls to make the list public, citing national security concerns, but after scrutiny by several watchdog agencies and under pressure from the California Public Utilities Commission — the state governing body overseeing PG&E — the company changed course and published the list online.
Some residents of the neighborhood damaged by a massive natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno Thursday were allowed to return to their homes Sunday.
Three groups of residents who arrived at Skyline College and presented identification were escorted to their homes beginning at noon.
(9/10) — SAN BRUNO — UPDATED 23:15 PDT — About 600 people crowded into St. Robert’s Church in San Bruno Saturday afternoon for a two-hour question-and-answer session with officials in the aftermath of Thursday evening’s tragic gas explosion which left seven people dead and destroyed dozens of homes.
City leaders said to enormous applause that most residents whose homes were affected by the inferno will be allowed to return at noon Sunday.
(9/11) — 21:24 PDT — SAN BRUNO — Cadaver dogs discovered the remains of three more victims of the deadly natural gas pipeline explosion and fire in a hillside Peninsula neighborhood Saturday, raising the death toll from the incident to 7, the police chief for the city of San Bruno said.
Six people were still missing, Chief Neil Telford told reporters at a press briefing Saturday evening.
(9/10) — 22:50 PDT — SAN BRUNO — Three of the four victims who were killed by a large natural gas explosion and six-alarm fire in a quiet San Bruno neighborhood Thursday evening were identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office Friday.
Killed in the fiery blast were San Bruno residents Jessica Morales, 20, Jacqueline Greig, 44, and her 13-year-old daughter Janessa Greig, a coroner’s official told the Beat.
An interactive map of homes destroyed or damaged as a result of a PG&E gas pipeline rupture the evening of September 9. Data on affected homes courtesy of the City of San Bruno, updated as of September 10. 37 homes were destroyed and an additional eight were damaged as a result of the massive explosion.