James Swartz Discusses Recent Merrimack Valley Updates

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Mayor, Lawmakers Object To $143M Gas Explosions Settlement   Elected leaders in Massachusetts are demanding revisions to a plan to divide up a $143 million class action settlement from last September's natural gas disaster. Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera and four state lawmakers have proposed a new payout plan that includes $20 million for public safety improvements in light of a recent major gas leak in

Massachusetts Gas Explosions In Merrimack Valley #MVGasFire

September 14, 2018|0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon in the northern section of the state, namely the Lawrence / Andover / Merrimack Valley area, there were several gas explosions related to a major gas leak in the area. Many homes were destroyed from explosions and fires, one young man was killed and at least 20 people were injured.   Follow what's happening on your local news and Twitter.

Gas Explosion Leaves One Dead in Scituate, Massachusetts

May 29, 2018|0 Comments

Minutes after a neighbor called Bay State Gas to report a strong odor of gas, a massive gas explosion leveled a ranch house at 27 Turner Road in Scituate, Massachusetts on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. The explosion killed one person, damaged other houses, and shook windows for miles.   The gas company stated that a technician had been dispatched and was on his way to

Gas Explosion Leaves One Critically Injured in Gloucester, Massachusetts

May 29, 2018|0 Comments

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009, after 59-year-old Officer Wayne Sargent returned home from working a patrol, his house exploded, blowing off the roof and all the walls. Sargent reportedly sustained burns to his face and hands, as well as a gash to the head. When he managed to climb out of the basement over the smoldering debris with the help of some neighbors, the

Gas Explosion Leaves One Dead in Somerset, Massachusetts

May 29, 2018|0 Comments

A house exploded during the evening of February 19, 2009 in the southeastern Massachusetts town of Somerset. According to officials, one fatality was reported.   State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan stated that the explosion happened about 6:30 p.m. on New York Avenue; reportedly, one person died. The house had been totally destroyed by an apparent gas explosion. In addition to the house that exploded, at

House Explosion Leaves One Dead in Manchester, New Hampshire

May 29, 2018|0 Comments

One person is dead after a house explosion early in the morning on February 24th, 2009 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The victim has only been identified as an elderly man. The explosion occurred just before 3 a.m. in a single family home at 160 Barrett St., Manchester, New Hampshire.   The blast destroyed the home; a cause for the explosion was not immediately pinpointed by

At Least Five Dead and Others Injured in Gas Explosion at Connecticut Power Plant

May 29, 2018|0 Comments

A massive gas explosion shook a power plant on the banks of the Connecticut River on February 7, 2010, killing at least five people and injuring at least twelve. The blast shattered windows, cracked walls, and damaged roofs a mile away. The $1 billion plant is one of the largest built in New England in recent years. It was about 95 percent complete and

Suspected Gas Explosion in Dorchester, MA Injures At Least 12 People

April 23, 2014|0 Comments

A suspected gas explosion last week damaged a multi-family house and initiated a three-alarm fire in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The 2 1⁄2-story house is located at 27 Hansborough St., near Harvard Street and Blue Hill Avenue. At least 12 people were reported injured – some of those people were reportedly outside the building. The house was still standing, with large holes blown in the walls.


December 5, 2013|0 Comments

NBC News is reporting that red plastic portable gasoline containers – consumer gas cans sold throughout the U.S. – may pose an explosion hazard many consumers may not know about.   Approximately 20 million gas cans are sold in the United States each year, and there are more than 100 million plastic gas cans currently in circulation. According to the report and lab tests, there

Propane Explosion Kills Man in Yarmouth, Maine

June 26, 2013|0 Comments

A Yarmouth, Maine man was killed and at least a dozen of his neighbors were displaced by an explosion Tuesday, June 25th that destroyed or damaged homes.   The effects of the blast were felt miles away. Police and fire officials said the blast, believed to be a propane explosion, occurred about 6:17 a.m. and destroyed a condominium unit at 50 Gables Drive, where Peter


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