Utterly Speechless Thursday
The Bay Area city of San Bruno is still on fire after a gas main exploded about 6:15pm and continued to burn pressurized natural gas for almost two hours while our utility company, PG&E spent those hours denying the pipe was theirs.
Home were burned to the foundation in a matter minutes and the fire kept burning.
I’m angry at PG&E.
But I’m incredibly grateful to the fine people with the fire, police, ambulance, rescue and medical services. Oh, and the Red Cross.
What a horrible thing to happen.
I have a special place in my heart for the California Fire team who mixed slurry and got planes off the ground. Their precision drops along with helicopters dropping water were the only ray of hope I saw for almost two hours of raging fires.
This is one of those tragedies that will take a long time for the town to recover from. Send up a good word for all those people.
Photo from SFGate.com