Dramatic Photos: Remembering the Fire

A gas line explodes destroying homes and lives in San Bruno.

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The massive fire roared through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno.
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The massive fire roared through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno.
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Cars and homes were destroyed after a massive fire that roared through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, California Thursday.
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A helicopter drops water on a massive fire through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, California.
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Two cars burned after a massive fire roared through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno.
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Evacuees gather on a bus for a briefing by police and fire officials after a massive fire damaged a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno.
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Unidentified woman is rolled to an ambulance during the fire.
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San Bruno Fire Chief Dennis Haag speaks to news reporters after a massive in San Bruno.
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A woman is treated by paramedics after an explosion in San Bruno.
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Judy and Frank Serresseque move their cats and a few belongings down Sneath Avenue after they were evacuated after an explosion in San Bruno.
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Alex Montoya carries shoes, clothes, and blankets after he was told to leave his home following an explosion in San Bruno.
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A firefighter fights a huge PG&E gas line explosion and fire rocked San Bruno igniting dozens of homes in an instant.
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A woman is treated by firemen after an explosion in San Bruno.
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A massive fire roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno.
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About 20 homes were destroyed by a gas line explosion.
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The fire was so large, even though it was in a neighborhood it was attacked by water drops by helicopters.
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The neighborhood is north of SFO near Skyline Blvd.
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The gas line that initially exploded was a high pressure line.
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It took crews nearly two hours to cap the gas line, but the flames from the surrounding area burned hours longer.
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Ariel Nava
People who live in the neighborhood said they said the street rip apart.
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NBC Washington
The fire itself was large enough to been seen for miles. Smoke from the fire could be seen for dozens of miles.
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Rich Goudeau
Several roads in the area were closed. Traffic along 280 and 380 came to a standstill as drivers slowed down to look at the smoke and flames.
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The explosion happened at 6:15 p.m.
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Randall Kramer
These ground photos were sent in by Randall Kramer who was close to the fire.
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Smoke from the fire was rancid in and around the fire scene.
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Randall Kramer
This photo shows the frightening moments following the gas line explosion.
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Randall Kramer
This was the explosion and fire in the early moments of the disaster.
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Randall Kramer
This was a mass casualty incident with several serious injuries.
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The fire ball shot 100 feet in the air.
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Ariel Nava
Fire crews could not get to the fire scene in the early minutes. They called in for an aerial assault like this was a wildfire.
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Firefighters who arrived at the scene said by the time they arrived 8 homes were already on fire.
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Randall Kramer
People had no warning of the explosion. Many ran for their lives.
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Romeo Gotera sent in the following five photos.
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He lives on Portola Highlands next to the Church of the Highlands.
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Romeo Gotera
He heard the explosion while he was exiting Sneath off of I-280.
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Romeo Gotera
He took the photos before police blocked the roadway.
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Romeo Gotera
His home was not damaged.
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Eduardo Trujillo
Eduardo Trujillo sent in this photo.
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