FOX: At least four people were injured in Massachusetts Thursday night after “suspected gas explosions” tore through several communities outside of Boston, officials confirmed.
Preliminary numbers estimate that between 60 to 100 homes in the Merrimack Valley caught fire in the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Methuen Police Chief Joseph Soloman said.
State Police (MSP) confirmed on Twitter that at least 70 locations were affected by fires, explosions and “investigations of gas odor.”
Residents in the aforementioned towns that are serviced by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts “should evacuate their homes immediately if they have not already done so,” police advised. Gas service was shut down by the company to roughly 8,000 customers. read more