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Explosions from gas utility lines kill 1, injure 10 in Massachusetts

September 14, 2018

The dozens of fires that engulfed homes in Northern Massachusetts highlight the inherent risks of fossil fuel infrastructure and are likely to add to public animus in a region where residents are already critical of the natural gas sector.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, gas explosions were widespread across the three communities. Local news dispatches from the scene show homes bursting into flames with little warning.

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