Responders helped limit deaths, damage in Calif. pipeline blast

About 400 first responders charged into San Bruno after a high-pressure gas line ruptured, creating an inferno that killed at least four people


By Demian Bulwa
San Francisco Chronicle

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — As residents of a San Bruno neighborhood fled from a soaring pipeline blaze Thursday, others rushed toward the inferno.

There was Anthony Ottoboni, a firefighter from South San Francisco, who had been off duty at his son's baseball practice. His wife heard the blast, looked at her husband and said, "Go."

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