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San Bruno engulfed in flames

By: Catie Leary on Sept. 10, 2010, 12:43 p.m.
Firefighters survey burning homes in San Bruno, Calif. on Sept. 9.

Photo: Mike Adaskaveg/Associated Press

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Hundreds of homes aflame

Firemen survey burning homes after an explosion in San Bruno, Calif., on Sept. 9, 2010.

After the initial blast, flames reached as high as 100 feet as the fire fueled itself on houses, leaving some in ruins and reducing parked automobiles to burned husks. At least 120 homes also suffered serious damage.