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Fire damage more than $37 million

Published on 9/16/2010

Last week’s massive explosion and fire in San Bruno caused nearly $38 million in damage to homes, property and public infrastructure, a spokesman for the city said Wednesday.

The blast, which happened at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday when a gas pipeline ruptured, destroyed an estimated $31.25 million in homes and private property in the explosion area, said Burlingame police Capt. Mike Matteucci, a spokesman for the San Bruno explosion.

He said an additional estimated $6.66 million worth of public infrastructure, including streets, was destroyed in the explosion and fire, which killed four people and injured more than 50 others.

Matteucci said the damage estimates were rough assessments made by city building and planning officers as they walked through damaged or destroyed houses.