The Broadview

Fire forces students to confront loss of family and friends

Debra Cresci, right, hugs her neighbor, Steve Matisek, upon returning home to find her San Bruno, California home undamaged on Sunday, September 12, 2010, following the aftermath of a huge natural gas explosion last Thursday. (Gary Reyes/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)

September 23, 2010

Sara Kloepfer Managing Editor The gas leak in San Bruno was the explosion heard around the Bay Area. The fires raged for two days, engulfing homes and forcing families to flee, fighting for their lives. The flames left an indelible mark on not only the scorched blocks of above the gas line but...

San Bruno explosion has detrimental effects

Flames billow in the hills above San Bruno, California, on Thursday, September 9, 2010. The flames have claimed at least a dozen homes and officials are unsure of the cause, although residents reported a loud explosion in the town just a few miles from San Francisco International Airport. (Karl Mondon/Contra Costa Times/MCT)

September 23, 2010

Zoe Newcomb Editor-in-Chief A deafening crack echoed through San Bruno on Sept. 9, turning the quiet Thursday evening into something out of an apocalyptic movie as flames consumed the Crestmoor Canyon neighborhood, killing at least four people, injuring dozens more and damaging hundreds of house...

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