The City of San Bruno suffered a devastating explosion and fire on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at approximately 6:15 PM. A major natural gas pipeline explosion occurred in San Bruno’s Crestmoor Neighborhood and immediately erupted into a major fire that impacted the entire neighborhood. Fire units from nine San Mateo County cities and over 200 law enforcement representatives assisted the San Bruno Police and Fire Departments with fire and traffic control. Eight lives were lost, 38 homes were completely destroyed and 70 homes had major or minor damage as a result of the explosion and fire. A total of 376 homes were evacuated and residents of 320 homes regained access to their homes as of September 15, 2010. The remaining 56 homes were destroyed, had extensive damage or were in a police perimeter that encompassed the zone closest to the blast site.
The map of the impacted area outlines the homes evacuated immediately following the explosion and fire. The map identifies 38 homes in blue, which were destroyed, 17 homes in yellow, which received moderate damage and those homes with minor or no damage are shaded in green. The numbers on each parcel represent the property address.
Information regarding the repair and replacement of infrastructure and other reconstruction activities in the Crestmoor Neighborhood can be found on our Rebuild Crestmoor page. The project site details project updates, Neighborhood reconstruction, home building information and many other tips.
For additional information, please call the Glenview Fire Hotline at (650) 616-7180.