(no audio)Huge Explosion in San Francisco / San Bruno, Sets Homes Ablaze and continues to spread. live stream;http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=7659504
Reports say that around 6PM this evening a leak in a natural gas line caused a huge explosion.Numerous injuries are reported.
By Roman Gokhman
Bay Area News Group
The explosion was caused by a break in a two-foot-wide natural gas pipeline, the first such incident since a pipeline explosion killed several construction workers in Walnut Creek in November 2004.
A 60-foot pillar of fire erupted from a punctured Kinder-Morgan petroleum pipeline beside Las Lomas High School when a a backhoe digging too close apparently clipped the high-pressure fuel line. Contractors were working to install a massive water pipe for the East Bay Municipal Utility District just a few feet from the fuel line's path.
Two men were found dead after the initial explosion. Five more went to area hospitals with severe burns, including Javier Ramos, who later died in the hospital. Residents are triaged to 3 area hospitals with burns.