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Contractor Rebuilding San Bruno Homes Goes Out of Business, Leaves Families in Limbo

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Workers clear away debris after the San Bruno explosion.

A contractor hired to rebuild several homes damaged in the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion has closed, leaving five families in limbo. PG&E recommended Vanderbuilt Constriction for emergency repairs following last September's blast.

PG&E says that they will work with families on a case by case basis as residents continue to rebuild their homes.
"It is our understanding that Vanderbuilt construction has gone out of business," said PG&E spokeswoman Brittany Chord.  "We are deeply troubled by this development and will continue to everything we an to help everyone affected by this terrible tragedy  to rebuild."

Vanderbuilt contacted the families telling them that they would close via an e-mail last week.

An emergency answering service is currently taking messages for the company.

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