Natural Gas Explosions Rock Three Western Massachusetts Towns
15 September, 2018, 01:47 | Author: Essie Rivera
Baker previously said authorities hadn't heard directly from Columbia Gas, but later called the company's response "adequate".
Officials urged all residents in the area who are Columbia Gas customers to evacuate, "as should anyone else who smells gas".
Some 8,000 people in Boston's suburbs had little hope of returning home soon as investigators scrambled on Friday to find out the cause of dozens of gas explosions that destroyed scores of homes in the biggest such accident in almost a decade. Lawrence General Hospital reported that of 10 people that had been taken to the facility, one patient is in critical and one in serious condition.
At least three people have been injured in Andover, including one firefighter and two civilians, town officials said in a statement.
The cause wasn't immediately clear.
A day after a series of deadly gas-related fires and explosions tore through MA neighborhoods, the governor declared a state of emergency - just as authorities said they had detected a major gas leak under a street that could have led to a "catastrophic" event.
Streets were plunged into darkness as electricity lines were disabled to prevent further damage. Initially, officials had said three people were injured.
Boston: A man was killed while several others were injured after a series of explosions and fires rocked around 40 homes and businesses in three towns in MA on Thursday, according to the Essex County District Attorney's office.
Officials in Andover, a town of 35,000 residents had advised all residents and businesses to evacuate and to shut off their gas, if they know how to safely. At peak, 18 fires were burning at the same time.
Woodward book goes on sale as ex-Trump aides push back
Cillizza: Situate the Woodward book in the broader spectrum of Trump books we have seen published since he became a candidate . Because the hallmark of Trump's behavior in this book is, from day to day, he may not remember what his idea was yesterday.
Luis Enrique’s Spain routs Croatia in Nations League
Spain's Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring the fifth goal against Croatia during the Uefa Nations League , September 11, 2018. Spain have now won both of their opening UEFA Nations League games and on this evidence will take some stopping in League A.
Three killed in shooting at Cincinnati bank
Several officers arrived within minutes of the first emergency calls and four of them shot the suspect, killing him at the scene. In July, Sharat Koppu, 26, from Telangana was shot dead by an unidentified person at a restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri.
A man whose neighbourhood was among those affected said he ran into his basement to find the room was glowing.
When he ran downstairs and saw the boiler on fire, he quickly grabbed a fire extinguisher and put it out.
Crews work to knock down a fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Thursday. Nam said a woman and two kids had made it out of the house but the basement was on fire.
At least four people are being treated for injuries after a series of fires north of Boston that authorities blame on a natural gas issue. Resident Ra Nam says he was in his yard when the smoke detector in his basement went off around 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday.
It was the largest natural gas pipeline accident, in terms of the number of buildings involved, in the United States since 2010, when an interstate natural gas transmission line operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company ruptured in San Bruno, California, destroying 38 buildings, damaging 70 more, and killing eight people, according to a Reuters analysis of incident reports from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). A spokeswoman for the company did not immediately return calls. The three communities, near the New Hampshire border, together have more than 146,000 residents. Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera said residents in the southern part of his city had been asked to leave their homes whether or not they were Columbia Gas customers, due to planned power cuts.
Columbia Gas had announced earlier in the day it would be upgrading gas lines in neighbourhoods across MA, including the area where the explosions happened.
In nearby Methuen, which responded to the incidents, Police Chief Joseph Solomon said he thought about 25 homes were on fire in Lawrence.
The State Police Fusion Center said the gas explosions and reports were "spread across a wide swath" of South Lawrence, North Andover and in North Lawrence.
The camera system monitors also allow a clearer view of the surrounding area around the vehicle than a normal mirror allows. Brightness will also be automatically adjusted to increase visibility at night and in bad weather, improving security.
She spent five days in the Canadian city, where she used to live while filming Suits , and caught up with the Mulroney family. The 37-year-old has hard time publicly dealing with the strained relationship with her father Thomas Markle .
Southgate said the goal should have stood but admitted his side had struggled to counter Spain's passing game. Southgate is, sensibly, resisting the calls but is aware of the reality check of England losing to Spain.
Twitter said Jones posted a video on Wednesday that violates the company's policy against "abusive behavior". At one point, he patted Rubio on the shoulder condescendingly, further escalating the tension.
Forecasters said it is now around 1,500 miles east of the Windward Islands and is carrying winds of 65mph (100kph). Florence is now 1,600 miles from the East Coast and moving toward Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said.
Interestingly enough, Trump did not appear to believe Woodward had any "credibility problems" during their discussion. The account explains Chief of Staff John Kelly, after arguing with the president, said , "He's an idiot".
The A11 Bionic chipset in the iPhone X performed impressively against the competition, and the A12 Bionic is even more powerful. People storing albums upon albums of home movies will prefer the 512GB option that the iPhone XS and XS Max offer .
Today's point of interest is the name of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone which everyone has been referring to as the iPhone 9 . This would be a lower-cost version of the iPhone X , which Bloomberg said "could be the hit of the product rollout".
These senators are showing the sort of courage as well as the genuine moral compass we wish politicians exhibited all the time . He added, "We are rushing through this before me and my colleagues and read and digest the information".
Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds dies aged 82
Celebrities reacted to news of the actor's death, sharing memories of Reynolds and appreciation for his body of work. Burton Leon Reynolds was born on February 11, 1936, in Lansing, Michigan, to parents Fern and Burton Milo Reynolds.
Oil Prices Go Up as Sanctions Curb Iranian Exports
However, these gains were still limited since higher oil supplies were coming in from OPEC as well as the US. Brent crude , the global benchmark, was up 0.58% to $78.09 a barrel on London's Intercontinental Exchange.
Messi determined to win Champions League again
Salah's strike in last December's Merseyside derby also makes the shortlist, with FIFA .com users voting for the victor . Egypt forward Salah scored 44 goals as Liverpool reached the Champions League final, losing to Real.