Daily Archives: September 11, 2010

Update: San Bruno Fire Now Claims Four Lives

The  Fire and Explosion that rocked a San Bruno,CA neighborhood now claimed 4 live including a mother and daughter. 52 people were injured ranging from third degree burns to minors.

Now the number of homes destroyed and damaged reduced. The official number of homes destroyed is 37. The homes damaged in the exposition dropped significantly from 120 homes to just 8.

According to “ABC 7  News” in San Francisco revealed the identity of the victims:

Late Friday night, the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office released the names of three of the at least four people who were killed. Two of the victims are mother and daughter — 44-year-old Jacqueline Greig and 13-year-old Janessa Grieg. Greig worked with the California Public Utilities Commission. The other victim has been identified as 20-year-old Jessica Morales.

The name of the fourth victim has not yet been released, however Faye Wharton told ABC7 the body of her 80-year-old grandmother was found in the ruins of her home, which is right next to the explosion. She received word from authorities late Friday night. Her two aunts and uncle were also in the house. They made it out alive, but were severely burned.

Investigations have begun into the disaster. The California Public Utilities Commission which has oversight on PG&E started their investigation. The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms department of the Federal Government is the lead group finding the cause of the explosion.  PG&E will do an in-house review of the explosion.

Help is coming from all corners including: The Red Cross, Salvation Army and other charities. The state, PG&E and San Mateo County are providing aid as well.

KGO-TV/HD “ABC 7 NEWS” has the rest of the story.

President Obama Gives His Second Press Conference Blames GOP and Calls for Passing $50 Billion

President Obama hosts his second press conference Friday in the White House. During the Press Conference the President took answers from Reporter. The President play his favorite game, the Blame Game on the Republicans.

He complains that he  inherited the faltering economy from the Bush Administration.

He  refused to extend the Bush tax cuts  for people earning $200,000. Obama challenged the Congress to Pass” “what we all agree on” including the infrastructure stimulus. “Let’s work on that. Let’s do it,” he told a nationally televised White House news conference.

Obama acknowledge that the recovery moving at a snail’s pace. But “the hole the recession left was huge and progress has been painfully slow.” He said his economic policies are working.

AP via Yahoo News has more.