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San Bruno blaze destroys 53 homes, damages 120 others

September 9, 2010 | 11:16 pm

At least 53 homes have been destroyed and 120 damaged in the massive blaze that tore through a San Bruno neighborhood, a state official said Thursday night.

Jay Allen, spokesman for the California Emergency Management Agency, told The Times that the blaze had burned across 10 acres and was 50% contained.

Fire crews continued to battle the blaze, which left at least one person dead and a couple of dozen injured.

Rescue operations were still underway as officials at Bay Area hospitals were treating patients.

Click on the following link for a Times photo gallery of the San Bruno blaze.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Fire crews battle the huge blaze. Credit: EPA/Peter DaSilva.