Stunning Photos Of The Massive Gas Line Explosion Near San Francisco

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At least six people have died and several were critically injured when a ruptured gas line caused a massive explosion last night in a San Francisco suburb. Dozens of homes were destroyed.

The line was owned by Pacific Gas and Electric (PCG).

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Firemen are seen outside burning homes after an explosion in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Several homes were destroyed as a massive fire roared through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno. (AP Photo/Mike Adaskaveg)

A helicopter dumps water on a part of a massive residential fire, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

A massive fire roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Cars and homes destroyed after a massive fire that roared through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

A massive fire is roars through a mostly residential neighbourhood in San Bruno, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Firefighters from San Bruno and surrounding cities are battling the blaze that started on a hillside and is now consuming homes in a residential neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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