SAN FRANCISCO
09/07/2011 04:59 pm ET | Updated Nov 07, 2011

After Escaping San Bruno Fire, One Woman Still Struggles To Move Forward

Crawled up in a ball and trapped in a thicket of bushes in her neighbors' yard, Maria Barr thought her life was over.

With burning embers and other objects flying through the air, and with the intense smoke from the fire caused by the Sept. 9 pipeline explosion filling her lungs, she had accepted her fate--not wanting to die that way but knowing that she had done all she could to escape.

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