I’ve been seeing these reports in the last couple of hours of houses on fire in Massachusetts due to gas explosions:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 13, 2018
Here’s a map of where these explosions are. According to police 30 minutes ago, there were around 40 homes on fire:
Mass. State Police says it has identified 39 locations in its ongoing response to fires and explosions in the Lawrence area, a number expected to grow. pic.twitter.com/C5G7JFDmjk— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 13, 2018
Well that number is now said to be between 60 and 100 homes:
WFXT report: Local police official says 60-100 homes on fire in area of gas explosions in Massachusetts pic.twitter.com/6LuziaNrug
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 13, 2018
Here’s video of the fires:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 13, 2018
NOW: More than a dozen buildings are on fire in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Police say they are responding to reports of multiple gas explosions and evacuating people from areas where there are gas odors. pic.twitter.com/Q5RdboN61g
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) September 13, 2018
I don’t know how this could be happening to so many homes. But I’ll update this with more information when it becomes available.
Sounds like a problem with a gas line. This according to the USA Today:
The Eagle-Tribune newspaper in North Andover reports at least one home has been demolished and several others have caught fire amid a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence.