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CA housing explosion leaves 1 dead; 53 homes destroyed

CA housing explosion leaves 1 dead; 53 homes destroyed
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Friday, September 10, 2010 - 12:20am

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) - A California emergency official says 53 homes have been destroyed and 120 damaged in a massive blast and fire south of San Francisco.

A gas line rupture and explosion is apparently to blame.

One report says as many as 75 people were taken to area hospitals for various injuris.  One death is reported.
 

The blaze is said to be 50 percent contained as firefighters battle the flames into the night.  The explosion shot a fireball 1,000 feet into the air.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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