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.
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 check
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 basement
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 least
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 investigators.
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 was