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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:14 AM

'It Looked Like Armageddon': 1 Dead After Gas Explosions, Fires

Source: WBZ-TV

‘It Looked Like Armageddon’: 1 Dead After Gas Explosions, Fires

September 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

LAWRENCE (CBS) – One person is dead and dozens more were injured in a series of gas explosions and fires that damaged homes in three communities north of Boston Thursday afternoon.

An issue with a high pressure gas main impacted South Lawrence, North Andover and Andover. Anyone who has gas service from Columbia Gas was told to leave their homes until further notice. Teams consisting of gas technicians, fire and police personnel were going door-to-door to make sure the gas is shut off to about 8,600 meters.

In Lawrence, a man was killed when a home exploded on Chickering Road. The Essex District Attorney says 18-year-old Leonel Rondon was inside a car in the driveway of the home when a chimney fell on it. Rondon was pronounced dead at Mass General Hospital.

Power was shut off in large sections of the three communities as a precaution. Images from WBZ-TV’s Skyeye helicopter Thursday night showed huge areas of darkened neighborhoods, illuminated only by the lights of police cruisers, dispersed to keep the peace and direct traffic.


Read more: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/09/14/lawrence-fires-explosions-gas-main/

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tymorial Sep 2018 #1

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 09:02 AM

1. I saw this last night. So scary

I read this morning that first responders came from all surrounding cities Mass and New Hampshire.

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