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."