Friday, September 17, 2010

San Bruno Fire- warned against scam

Officials will mass a news conference in San Bruno today to warn inhabitants about possible scams that could mainly target the victims of last week's natural gas line explosion and fire. Prosecutor reported: Two women have pleaded not blameworthy to charges of trying to run a scams to steal aid destined for the victims of the gas line explosion and fire that ravaged a San Bruno neighborhood.

Representatives of the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office and California Department of Insurance will also describe what their agencies are doing to protect homeowners from becoming victims a second time as they repair and rebuild their homes. Nearly 37 homes were destroyed and eight damaged in the Sept. 9 fire, which was ignited when a 30inch gas line ruptured.4 people were killed and more than 50 injured in an incident.

Today's news conference at San Bruno City Hall, located at 567 El Camino Real, in Conference Room 115. San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe and San Bruno police Chief Neil Telford are scheduled to be among the speakers, who will discuss post-disaster scams, the importance of hiring licensed contractors and tips for getting through the rebuilding process.

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