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Film About San Bruno Fire to Debut at History Museum

The film will be shown in commemoration of the second anniversary of the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion.

The will be debuting a new film about the San Bruno fire this fall.

Filmmaker Jon Rubin directed the 30-minute documentary, which features footage from the Sept. 9, 2010, pipeline explosion and interviews with many of the people who were involved in the disaster, including firefighters, residents and city leaders.

Rubin initially created the film to honor Mayor Jim Ruane, who was , a group of business, labor and community leaders in the area. Rubin is the CEO of the organization.

In addition to acknowledging the heroism that Ruane and the city exhibited during the fire and aftermath, Rubin said he wanted the film to educate people who may not be familiar with how the disaster impacted the community.

"The hope is that people outside of San Bruno can see this film and understand that it can happen at anytime, and how a community dealt with this," he said.

In commemoration of the second anniversary since the fire, the history museum will show the documentary at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The film will be introduced by Rubin. Ruane and City Manager Connie Jackson will field questions from the audience after the film is shown.

The evening will be free with the cost of admission to the museum, which is $5 for adults, and $3 for students and seniors. The museum is located at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City. 

For more information, call 650-299-0104 or visit www.historysmc.org.

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