Multiple Gas-Related Explosions Outside Of Boston

Hannah Bleau

This is scary as heck.

According to this, dozens of homes in communities outside of Boston are on fire due to what authorities believe are gas-related explosions.

HOLY CRAP.

Preliminary numbers estimate that between 60 to 100 homes in the Merrimack Valley caught fire in the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Methuen Police Chief Joseph Soloman said.

State Police (MSP) confirmed on Twitter that at least 70 locations were affected by fires, explosions and “investigations of gas odor.”

Residents in the aforementioned towns that are serviced by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts “should evacuate their homes immediately if they have not already done so,” police advised. Gas service was shut down by the company to roughly 8,000 customers.

More from Twitter:

Not good. Stay safe, everyone.