Mass. gas blasts injures at least 3

Mass. gas blasts injures at least 3

Mass. gas blasts injures at least 3

Was anyone injured in the house explosions near Boston?

"Certainly things we will be looking at will be the design of the pipeline system, any maintenance or upgrades that may have been done or in the process of being done on the pipeline, the integrity management system of the pipeline operator", he said.

Cameron Couillard, a Lowell resident who works at the Shawsheen Plaza, said, "Everyone felt the shake".

Chief Keefe notes that police resources from throughout Massachusetts have responded to Andover, including the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Rapid Response Team, the NEMLEC Motor Unit, and the Massachusetts State Police.

Merrimack College, which is located in North Andover, advised that "in an over abundance of caution", students and faculty needed to evacuate all buildings on campus, but later said all buildings were "safe for re-entry".

"I can't think of a series of natural gas-related incidents like this", McCown, who led PHMSA under President George W. Bush, told Reuters by telephone.

"It looked like Armageddon, it really did", he told reporters.

Shelters for those displaced would remain open in the three communities, the officials said.

"This is so bad", she said, as she stood by with her husband, both crying.

- In 2016, a buildup of natural gas triggered an explosion and fire that killed seven people in apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Thick, black smoke billowed from a large, old home on Herrick Street near the intersection with Waverly Road in North Andover. He mentioned difficulties such as getting into people's homes.

Traffic into the town of Lawrence has been blocked as police report multiple injuries.

Putting the enormity of Hurricane Florence into perspective
On Thursday morning, South 17th Street, usually teeming with commuter traffic by 6:30 a.m., was almost devoid of cars. But the storm still carried "very unsafe winds", the Center added. "It's something we haven't seen. ever".

When asked if he could describe how he was feeling, Gibbs answered simply: "No".

Nam said a woman and two kids had made it out of the house, but the basement was on fire.

Solomon - who noted there were no fires in Methuen but the town's first responders aided areas in need - said that in Lawrence alone, there were roughly 20 to 25 homes on fire. At least 18 fires were burning at the same time.

Flanked by community leaders from Lawrence, Andover and North Andover Thursday night, Baker vowed, "we'll work with the federal government and others to investigate how this occurred and hold the appropriate parties responsible for their actions". Razin said he arrived just as residents were being evacuated, and immediately saw the house two doors down was levelled from an explosion.

CBS Boston reports that residents received automated emergency phone calls urging them to leave their homes. "Get out of your house and go north of the river". Four ambulances were lined in a row about 5:15 p.m Several more ambulances had been dispatched.

Firefighters from Kingston, N.H., battle a blaze in North Andover, Mass., Thursday night.

"At this time, the focus remains on ensuring the public safety", Mr Baker said.

Public schools in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover will be closed on Friday because of the fires.

Residents were also urged to cut off their gas supplies if they could do so safely, and advised to evacuate.

Massachusetts State Police tweeted: "Power company will be shutting OFF power to all of #Lawrence, #NorthAndover, and #Andover to assist in the gas situation".

A building burns after explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States in this September 13, 2018 photo from social media by Boston Sparks. Some firefighters carried axes. "We're going to be here to make sure that that happens". " All power in the three towns will be temporary shut off, to allow for essential repairs, police said".

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