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San Bruno blast victims get utility bill holiday

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In this Sept. 13, 2010, file photo a man walks past the remains of homes damaged from a fire caused by a pipeline explosion in a mostly residential area in San Bruno, Calif. In this Sept. 13, 2010, file photo a man walks past the remains of homes damaged from a fire caused by a pipeline explosion in a mostly residential area in San Bruno, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of San Bruno affected by a fatal pipeline explosion that destroyed dozens of homes will not have to pay utility bills until 2012.

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s request for the relief.

PG&E customers whose homes were destroyed or left uninhabitable after the Sept. 9 blast will qualify. Nine people died in the blast, the cause of which has still not been determined.

The rate relief will extend both for the homes at the explosion site and their new, temporary housing.

 

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