San Bruno Residents Look Back On Deadly Pipeline Explosion, Ten Years Later


It's a painful anniversary for a neighborhood in San Bruno, the scene of the deadly explosion and fire ten years ago Tuesday. For some residents on the now-rebuilt Claremont Drive, the epicenter was described as “hell on earth.”

Charlie Gray’s house was engulfed in flames then and escaped in the nick of time. He showed KCBS Radio’s Jim Taylor his near-ancient Subaru in which he and his wife escaped the intense flames, saying the streets were “melting somewhat.”

Dozens of homes were incinerated and destroyed. He and his wife completely rebuilt their home on the same spot, as did the folks across the street. With tears in their eyes, they explained it's all still too painful to talk about.