Three burn victims in life-threatening condition

Three burn victims from the San Bruno inferno that are being treated at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco are in life-threatening condition.

The hospital is treating four victims who arrived at the center after a natural gas line exploded on Thursday evening, burning a city block and killing several people.

Three of the people had burns on 50 percent of their bodies, according to Francisco surgeon Dr Michael Kulick. Those burns, which are from the waist up, are considered life-threatening.

A fourth person being treated has burns on 40 percent of their body from the waist up, Kulick said. That person is not considered to be in life-threatening condition as of Friday.

mbillings@sfexaminer.com

Examiner Staff Writer Brent Begin Contributed to this report.

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