San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies and police, were busy in clearing the evacuating the residents near the fire while firefighters went door to door and asked people to move from their homes and set up equipment to battle the flames, the report added.The wind beaten blaze jumped from the structure to structure the area near Skyline Boulevard and Sneath Lane, west of Interstate 280, raged for nearly an hour, crashed into the emergency services, residents evacuated in all directions and ambulance sirens filled the air.
It is unclear at this stage what caused the explosion around 06:00 local time occurred. Local utility officials investigate the source of the explosion was a major natural gas pipeline disaster, AFP separately reported.Fifteen people were hospitalized at Kaiser Medical Center in South San Francisco. Two people were taken to San Francisco General Hospital where they were in critical condition and two were taken to St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.
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