SAN BRUNO (KCBS) — Three years after a deadly gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes, the city’s mayor is still not satisfied that an incident like the one that devastated his city couldn’t happen again.
“We’ve learned so much in the last three years,” said Jim Ruane, who has served as the city’s mayor since 2009.READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River: I-880 Shutdown, Flooded Roadways, Damaged Homes, Massive Rockslides In Storm's Wake
When asked about the recovery, Ruane said, “Physically we’re working very hard to bring the community back.”
Sixteen homes have been rebuilt and reoccupied by their original residents. The original occupants of six other homes are expected to return soon.
Among the remaining lots, Ruane said the city owns five, while PG&E owns seven. Ten of those 12 lots will be given to a general contractor and developer to rebuild. He predicted it would take about a year to complete.