At least thirteen people were injured and one killed in Massachusetts Thursday night after a "suspected gas explosions" ripped through several communities outside of Boston. Some 100 homes in these communities have been set ablaze by what is now being called a gas pressurization explosion.
All these houses are serviced by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.
Estimates are that 100 homes in the Merrimack Valley caught fire in the towns of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover Gov. Charlie Baker's office said the governor is "actively monitoring the situations in the Merrimack Valley and is communicating with first responders and public safety officials."
MSP Fusion Center has current updated tally of responses to fires/explosions/investigations of gas odor at 70. Spread over wide swath of south #Lawrence and northern part of #NorthAndover with several others across Merrimack River in north Lawrence. pic.twitter.com/a7kBYaWFrJ— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) September 13, 2018
This story is ongoing.
Read more over at the Daily Mail.