San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2010
It was a quiet Thursday evening around 6:00 when San Bruno residents heard what they thought was a plane, or perhaps an earthquake. It was, however, something more harmful. A fire and explosion ripped through a Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) pipeline that ran through the San Francisco-area city. San Bruno fire loss insurance claim lawyers at Pillsbury & Levinson, LLP are making themselves available around the clock for victims that were lucky enough to survive the attack, but are now experiencing difficulties or confusion with their homeowners insurance.
The intensity of the natural gas fire and explosion is staggering. A 30-foot crater blights the once-quiet neighborhood of single-family homes. A quarter of the affected homes remains too hot for investigators to enter. Melted cars dot the landscape. The explosion insurance claims attorneys at Pillsbury & Levinson, LLP are all to familiar with these type of catastrophes as they assisted several homeowners after the Walnut Creek fire in 2004 as well as the devastating Oakland fire back in 1991.
The human toll is great. More than 50 people were rushed to area hospitals, sustaining burn injuries, smoke inhalation injuries and other injuries. Sadly, at least four people died in the disaster. That number is likely to rise as investigators are able to enter the remaining homes.
The explosion apparently knocked out power and water supplies to the neighborhood, making the firefighters’ jobs more difficult. This may have led to more significant property damage. Many families lost their homes in the disaster, although several told newspapers that they felt lucky to escape with their lives.
Fire crews have been trying to reach every home affected by the fire and explosion, although they must wait for some of the homes to cool.