Things that go BANG in the night

South San Francisco, CA  October 24, 2014

One of the reasons Everything South City is such a success is the real time updates our neighbors receive from each other on our Social Media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. Last evening, Thursday October 23 around 8pm there was a report of an explosion. We checked our go to source, Firedispatch, and saw that there was an explosion in San Bruno as well as a Full Response for a house fire in the same neighborhood. We put the question out on our main FB wall and below is the exchange between our neighbors.

Brad Rosinski gave us the update;

The explosion was a transformer that blew. That was the source of flames. The full assignment was for the same thing but the caller reported that their house shook. PD at this same time had a call on the CalTrain tracks for a man down which tuned out to be Halloween decorations that someone placed on the tracks. NOT a funny prank.

We also would like to publicly thank Brad Rosinski for always being there sharing information that he picks up through his radio system. Rosinski is grandson to our former SSFFD Captain Richard John ‘Ski’ Rosinski, and son of retired Firefighter John Rosinski. Brad is a founding member of the Hazardous Weather Response Team and we continue to appreciate his quick updates when we have questions in our city. A side note, Brad and his team have created a GOFUNDME page to help them raise money for new radios – it is a very worthy cause and every few bucks help.

 

Here is the exchange from our FACEBOOK PAGE:

Anyone have any info for Janice Sozzi as she asks ‘What was that loud noise near Skyline blvd and Westborough? Sounds like a car crash.’

Firedispatch shows an explosion 2621 Medina Dr in San Bruno which is up in that area. Anyone have info? Thanks.

 

Cindy Langley I heard it in Avalon Park

Mae Galang Albovias We heard and felt it by westborough blvd

Melody Polo-Klein I heard it by Leix and Callan in Westborough. The sirens just kept coming. Sounded like a firecracker or gun shot.

Terri Wong-Samn Sounded like a huge explosion, then non-stop sirens.

Jaime Marcic Heard it at Skyline College. Hope everyone is safe!

Lisa Marie Malaspina My parents heard it and saw flames on skyline. Any updates?

Juliana Salfiti Rumor has it was a transformer that exploded.

Inez Lainez-Mora Jenny Zahnd Larson did you hear it?

Jenny Zahnd Larson Yes. I figured it was fireworks (always going on). Wowzers.

Jessica Massoni There’s was tons of firetrucks by the new ocean side apartments on skyline and westborough. I was wondering what that was about.Or skyline view. I forgot the name

Lora Leveroni Kriletich Katie Fauss-Nowlinis this what heard maybe !!

*Brad Rosinski The explosion was a transformer that blew. That was the source of flames. The full assignment was for the same thing but the caller reported that their house shook. PD at this same time had a call on the CalTrain tracks for a man down which tuned out to be Halloween decorations that someone placed on the tracks. NOT a funny prank.

Lisa San Felipe Wilson Saw a big flash an loud boom…I’m over by the court house

Anthony Reid I live right by there and I thought it was an m1000 lol

Monique Melaver-Gonzalez Was wondering what that loud BOOM was!

William Shon II SB Fire been very busy tonight. I knew it wasn’t the typical m80/100. Those have a much clearer/sharper bang/snap. This one had a muffled sound to it like a structural explosion.

Sarita Dogra I live near skyline and Westborough below Susan drive on fleetwood and the fire trucks found nothing

Kris Peradotto I heard it all the way on railroad

Maya A. Chavda What time was this?

Jaime Marcic Around 8pm

Maya A. Chavda Thank you.

Nathan Isla Heard a boom then sirens too… over near Callan and Classic Bowl.

Grace Prentice How the hell did I miss this?

Jim Chazer Is it confirmed that it was a transformer?

Angela Abreu Drake I read it was a transformer

Darryl Wesley I was outside working on my car. I live on susan dr… saw a bright flash in the sky and then the loudest boom ever. Hella firetrucks and a lot of people in the streets to see what happened. I have no clue what it was

Darryl Wesley The flash happened first the boom bout half a second after

Mike Martinelli Mike morse taking. B P

Cynthia Arias What’s going on w these transformers. Last month the one across from my house blew up 2 days in a row. PGE came to fix and the next day it was worse.

Justin Cresci Lol I live right there at skyline and Westborough and and heard nothing. I was sitting in my room playing Xbox with my headset on lmfao

Amanda Martinez I live on Oak. I happen to be looking out the window. I saw a huge flash of light in the sky and then a big boom. Has beem confirmed if it was in San Bruno

Lynn Wright I heard the boom here on Grand Avenue. Thank you for the explanation Brad.

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