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At least 8 people treated for burns in huge San Bruno blaze

September 9, 2010 |  8:17 pm


At least eight patients, some of them badly burned, had been transported Thursday night to San Francisco-area hospitals as a conflagration continued to rage in the city of San Bruno.

A man and a women who were in serious condition were being treated at San Francisco General Hospital, a spokeswoman said.

The two, spokeswoman Rachale Kagan said, "were in critical condition due to the burns." She said at least one other patient was taken to St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco.

At Peninsula Medical Center in Millbrae, medical personnel were treating five patients with minor burns, said spokeswoman Jane Schulze. The facility had declared a trauma alert, calling in extra personnel to deal with the emergency.

Pacific Gas and Electric spokesman J.B. Guidi said the utility's crews were investigating whether the blaze was sparked by a gas-line explosion.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Fire rages in San Bruno. Credit: Paul Sakuma, Associated Press.