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Searchers find remains at California blast site

 An emergency worker walks through an area of burned homes in San Bruno, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. On Thursday, a gas line rupture caused a...
 Bob Vasquez, a volunteer and evacuee, helps with donation boxes at an evacuation center in San Bruno, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. Fire crews do...
 Evacuee Les Vaccari, 78, waits for news about his home outside the evacuation center in San Bruno, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP photo/Tony A...
 Alan Doulphus, right, a city worker, wheels out boxes of donated clothes at an evacuation center in San Bruno, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. Fire...
 Evacuees Antoneeti Vaccari, left, puts a donated pair of shoe on her husband Les Vaccari outside an evacuation center in San Bruno, Calif., Saturday,...
 Emergency workers walk through an area of burned homes in San Bruno, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. On Thursday, a gas line rupture caused a la...
 Emergency workers walk through an area of burned homes in San Bruno, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. On Thursday, a gas line rupture caused a la...

Large Explosion

An emergency worker walks through an area of burned homes in San Bruno, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. On Thursday, a gas line rupture caused a...

Large Explosion

Bob Vasquez, a volunteer and evacuee, helps with donation boxes at an evacuation center in San Bruno, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. Fire crews do...

Large Explosion

Evacuee Les Vaccari, 78, waits for news about his home outside the evacuation center in San Bruno, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP photo/Tony A...

Large Explosion

Alan Doulphus, right, a city worker, wheels out boxes of donated clothes at an evacuation center in San Bruno, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. Fire...

Large Explosion

Evacuees Antoneeti Vaccari, left, puts a donated pair of shoe on her husband Les Vaccari outside an evacuation center in San Bruno, Calif., Saturday,...

Large Explosion

Emergency workers walk through an area of burned homes in San Bruno, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. On Thursday, a gas line rupture caused a la...

Large Explosion

Emergency workers walk through an area of burned homes in San Bruno, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. On Thursday, a gas line rupture caused a la...

A city spokesman says authorities are now unsure whether remains found at the suburban San Francisco blast that destroyed nearly 40 homes belonged to the two people reported missing since the explosion and fire.
San Bruno spokesman Steve Firpo says the remains were found Saturday morning, but could be those of four people already reported dead.
Firpo said earlier Saturday that the discovery brought the death toll in Thursday's blast to six people. He says officials now can only confirm that four died.
The San Mateo County Coroner's office said 44-year-old Jacqueline Greig, her daughter 13-year-old Janessa, and 20-year-old Jessica Morales were killed in the fire. One other victim found earlier has yet to be identified.
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Contributing to this report were video journalist Haven Daley in San Bruno and John S. Marshall and Sudhin Thanawala in San Francisco. Burke reported from Fresno, California.


Updated : 2021-01-18 16:07 GMT+08:00