The Pacific Gas & Electric company said it would 'take accountability' if found responsible for the explosion.
An evening gas-line explosion in a neighbourhood south of San Francisco has set fire to hundreds of homes, leaving at least four people dead and dozens injured.
Firefighters battled the wind-fed flames on Thursday night as they spread across a swath of San Bruno, a suburb just south of San Francisco and west of the busy San Francisco International Airport.
The fire began when a "gas transmission line" running underneath the neighbourhood ruptured at around 6pm, according to a statement released by the Pacific Gas & Electric company (PG&E), which provides power to the majority of California residents and owns the line.
Sumber: Aljazeera.Net, 10/9/2010