Major fire follows huge explosion in San Bruno

As many of you may know already, the city of San Bruno has been hit by a devastating explosion and fire. As of midnight, the news says that 53 homes were destroyed and another 120 are damaged. PG&E has stated that it was one of their 24 inch gas mains.

Two shelters have been set up at San Bruno Veterans Recreation Center 251 City Parkway, San Bruno and at Senior Center 1555 Crystal Springs Rd. Evacuation center set up at Bay Hills Shopping Center.

Anyone in need of assistance or shelter can contact the Red Cross at 1-888-443-5722 (888-4help-bay).

San Bruno Emergency Hotline 650-616-7180. Only use this number to check on missing relatives or let them know that you are ok. Please do NOT tie up the line.

For blood donations beginning tomorrow, 9/10, call 888-393-give (it is busy, but leave a message and they will call back tomorrow) or go to www.bloodcenters.org Emergency call for Type O-negative blood. If you use the website and it’s down, try www.bloodheroes.com for locations. .

Sen. Leeland Yee has announced that San Bruno has been declared a state of emergency.

Please donate to the Red Cross, if you can. They are asking for money rather than items. The phone number is 1-888-443-5722

Our hearts go out to all the victims of this disaster, human and critter.

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