gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. | Hotplates, heaters to be given residents after gas disaster

LAWRENCE, Mass.— Hotplates and space heaters will be distributed to thousands of Massachusetts residents who were left without natural gas following a series of gas explosions and fires, officials announced Friday. The parent company of Columbia Gas, meanwhile, set a Nov. 19 deadline by which it expects to restore gas to all of the roughly … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | Hotplates, heaters to be given residents after gas disaster

BOSTON | Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

BOSTON— Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what’s likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company over Thursday’s … Continue reading BOSTON | Lawsuit filed against gas company after Massachusetts blasts

BOSTON | Pipeline pressure before explosions was 12 times too high

BOSTON— The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been, according to a letter from the state’s U.S. senators to executives of the utility in charge of the pipelines. Democratic U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey … Continue reading BOSTON | Pipeline pressure before explosions was 12 times too high

LAWRENCE, Mass | Officials work to pinpoint cause of ‘Armageddon’-like blasts

LAWRENCE, Mass  — Investigators were working Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of dramatic natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000 people were displaced at the height of Thursday’s post-explosion chaos in three towns north … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | Officials work to pinpoint cause of ‘Armageddon’-like blasts

LAWRENCE, Mass | The Latest: NTSB responds to area of gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass  — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Massachusetts to investigate a series of gas explosions blamed for one death and dozens of fires. An agency spokesman said during a news conference in Washington on Friday that pipelines … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | The Latest: NTSB responds to area of gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: Firefighter among injured in Andover fires

LAWRENCE, Mass. — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Officials in Andover, Massachusetts, say at least three people, including a firefighter, have been injured in the town after a series of fires that authorities blame on a natural gas issue. It was not immediately clear whether those injured were … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: Firefighter among injured in Andover fires