BREAKING: Authorities Respond to Numerous Gas Explosions, Fires in Northern Massachusetts

Neighborhoods were evacuated in northern Massachusetts Thursday following a series of explosions and fires apparently caused by a faulty gas line.

The crisis spanned Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, according to The Eagle-Tribune. Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque told the paper one home in the area had been “demolished” by a blast.

“It’s bad,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

The outlet also reported a handful of basement fires within Andover, hearing on the police scanner that evacuations were underway.

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