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Teen killed when exploded chimney falls on car
« on: September 14, 2018, 07:28:08 pm »

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions left at least four people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight fires and turn off gas and electric lines to prevent further damage.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency blamed the fires on gas lines that had become over-pressurized, but officials who responded to the area were still investigating the cause.......

A buildup of natural gas triggered an explosion and fire that killed seven people in apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland, in 2016.

In 2014, a gas explosion in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood killed eight people and injured about 50.

A 2011 natural gas explosion killed five people in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and that state’s largest gas utility was fined by regulators who called the company’s safety record “downright alarming.”

Many photos and much more at: https://www.apnews.com/9930dc6f2b254b6481ed75cc98008e56/Panicked-neighborhoods-evacuate-as-gas-blasts-destroy-homes