The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the cause of the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, released more material yesterday related to PG&E’s response. The Chronicle and the Merc have stories up.

If you care to wade through additional testimony of PG&E employees who tried to grapple with the inferno, you can find it starting here. The first PG&E employee on the scene, Scott Robinson, describes how much trouble he had getting through to the company by phone in this transcript.

The NTSB also released this photo:

Photo: NTSB

Also, if you missed the release last month of home video of the inferno engulfing Earl Avenue, KGO put it up today. I was not on the job when the tragedy occurred and haven’t seen much of the footage from the fire, so forgive me when I describe the following as a vision of Hell:

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