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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was in San Bruno this afternoon, where he joined federal, state and local officials on a tour of the Crestmoor Canyon neighborhood destroyed by an explosion and fire last week.

This was the first time the governor had visited the site since he returned from trade talks in Asia.

Standing at the end of Earl Avenue in front of charred chimneys, scorched tree trunks and the remains of some of the 37 neighborhood homes destroyed when a 30-inch gas transmission pipeline exploded into flames on Thursday, the governor praised first responders and assured the public that ongoing investigations will be thorough.

Unanswered questions as to why the explosion happened will be resolved, he said.

A bystander who wore a wristband designating him as a neighborhood resident shouted, “We trust you,” and Schwarzenegger responded with his most famous movie line.

“I’ll be back, and you will get the information,” he said to the man.

The governor was joined on his tour by numerous officials, including Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, Assemblyman Jerry Hill, state Sen. Leland Yee, California Emergency Management Agency Secretary Matthew Bettenhausen, San Bruno police Chief Neil Telford, San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane, Millbrae Fire Chief Dennis Haag, PG&E President Chris Johns, and representatives from the California Public Utilities Commission and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Chris Cooney, Bay City News

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