San Bruno, CA Explosion/Firestorm

UPDATE 7:36 AM KRON TV4 REPORTING “6 DEAD, MANY MISSING.” AND LOOTERS.  LOOTING A DISASTER AREA – HOW LOW CAN YOU GET?

In case you have come here from my Tweets. A gas line (24″ TO 30″ per news) has exploded in Bruno, California.  This is huge, large fire, flames going what I’d estimate from TV 40-50+ high earlier when it first happened about 6:15 PM PDT.  Some callers claiming 20-30 homes on fire all the way to 40-50 homes.

Watching on any of the local TV channels it’s hard to tell.  I have counted 20+ on various shots shown on the local news.

It is a firestorm.  If you’re out of area any of the local new stations have this online, or as of now the Weather Channel has it on periodically.

The Red Cross and Blood Bank of the Pacific are putting out requests for blood donations. They really need type O negative.

NBC just confirmed there are currently 5,00o people without power in the area. The video below shows what’s going on.

I initially refused to believe it could be anything but a plane crash based upon the size of the fire and people on TV stating they heard a plane about the time of the explosion.  Evidently there either was a plane flying over about when the explosion occurred or the sound of the explosion itself sounded similar to a plane.

Our prayers go out to the people involved.

If you are out of the area you can see what is going on online at:

http://www.cbs5.com

http://www.ktvu.com/index.html

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/index

UPDATE 9:55 PM = just saw on news 1 fatality thus far and 35 homes estimated burned.

UPDATE 9:56 PM Alpine Inn in Daly City is offering free rooms for fire victims.

UPDATE: 10:02 PM Alpine in Website is http://www.alpinemotorinn.com/ Phone 415-334-6969

UPDATE: 10:06 PM – 4 PEOPLE TRANSFERRED TO BURN UNIT AT ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL IN SAN FRANCISCO

UPDATE 10:11 PM Red Cross Hotline for Victims: 888-443-5722 LATEST INFO: http://bit.ly/bHeHQ2

UPDATE 10:12 PM – PETCO TANFORAN OFFERING SHELTER FOR PETS

UPDATE 10:13 PM REDCROSS EVACTUATON CENTER AT BAYHILL SHOPPING CENTER  SAN BRUNO AVENUE WEST AND CHERRY AVENUE EAST OF 280 FREEWAY 650-589-3757 verified: open all night!

UPDATE: 10:23 PM – Blood Center of Pacific needs O- call 1-888-393-GIVE

UPDATE 10:31 PM – Emergency Shelter Hotline for SAN BRUNO Explosion & Fire victims call (650) 616-7180

UPDATE 10:32 PM – 53 HOMES LOST 120 DAMAGE PER CAL FIRE

UPDATE 10:33 PM  PER KTVU PG & E SAYS IF THEY’RE RESPONSIBLE THEY’LL PAY FOR DAMAGE

DON’T GO PLAY LOOKY LOU, STAY HOME SO POLICE AND FIRE CAN DEAL WITH THE FIRE INSTEAD OF TRAFFIC JAMS

UPDATE 10:49 PM – If you had to evacuate w/out your meds, the CVS Pharmacy in San Bruno (Bay Hill Center?) will help you refill them.

UPDATE 10:50 PM – ALL SAN BRUNO SCHOOLS CLOSED TOMORROW

UPDATE 10:53 PM – Church of the highlands shelter for anyone who needs it. 1900 Monterey Drive, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066-2571 (650) 873-4095

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