San Bruno blast death toll now eight

A man who was rooming near the site of the San Bruno blast has been pronounced dead after fighting for his life at UCSF Medical Center.

James Emil Franco, 58, is the eighth person to die after a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. natural gas pipeline exploded on Sept. 9. He lived at 951 Glenview Dr.

The San Mateo County Coroner was notified of the death at 9:45 a.m. Monday. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.

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