posted on Sep, 13 2018 @ 05:04 PM
Massachusetts authorities were responding to "suspected gas explosions" in several communities outside of Boston Thursday evening that have left
residents unable to "see the sky."
State Police tweeted that troopers are on scene at "17 separate addresses for fire, explosion, or investigation" in the towns of Lawrence, Andover and
Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon said that in Lawrence alone, there are roughly 20 to 25 homes on fire. He said there are so many fires "you can't
even see the sky."
The North Andover Police Department advised to residents with gas service in their homes or businesses, "please exit the building until further
Some residents are being evacuated from their homes to senior centers and middle schools as officials investigate the situation, police said. It was
not immediately clear whether anyone sustained injuries.
This is a developing story; please check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
edit on 9/13/2018 by Gargoyle91 because: (no reason given)