Two days after the massive natural gas pipeline explosion that destroyed the Crestmoor neighborhood of San Bruno on Sept. 9, 2010, emergency workers and PG&E inspectors were on the scene to evaluate the devastation.
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A rupture in the pipe caused a massive explosion that sent a fireball 1,000 feet in the air, witnesses said. The explosion killed eight people, leveled dozens of homes, destroyed vehicles and other property, and created a large crater.
Federal investigators this year said PG&E’s “litany of failures” and weak regulatory oversight led to the explosion.