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California Gas Explosion Kills Four

Ruptured gas line caused an explosion in San Bruno, California, killing four people, injuring dozens and destroyed almost 40 homes.

A natural gas explosion and inferno turned parts of San Bruno, adjacent to the San Francisco International airport, into wreckage. Emergency services spent early this month sifting through the debris for bodies.

In all, four died, including Jacqueline Greig, 44, and he 13-year-old daughter, Janessa, whose house at 1670 Claremont Drive was destroyed. Ironically, Greig worked for the California Public Utilities Commission and was a member of the natural gas committee. Many others were treated at hospitals, and at least three were in critical condition Friday.

The 30-inch pipeline, maintained by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., ruptured and caused a firestorm that destroyed 37 homes in the Crestmoor neighborhood on the other side of the freeway from the airport and badly damaged eight other structures.

Knowing your rights in an accident is critical. Questions may only be answered by experts who have dealt with similar situations. The Doan Law Firm P.C. has extensive experience in personal injury and accidental death and can assist any family suffering loss or injury. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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