• Cuba May 11, 2022 2:50 pm

    At Least 43 Dead After Explosion Rocks Havana Hotel

    Authorities believe a gas leak led to an explosion Friday morning that killed at least 43 people at an under-renovation hotel in Havana, Cuba.

  • Boston January 15, 2022 3:42 pm

    Building in Boston Evacuated Due to Gas Leak

    A building in Boston was evacuated on Saturday morning after a gas main was breached. Fire officials said a gas main at a building under construction at 201 Brookline Avenue was breached around 10 a.m. The building has been evacuated, and firefighters are using gas meters to monitor the air quality in surrounding buildings. National Grid is on scene working…

  • Maynard September 7, 2021 8:09 pm

    Cause of Deadly Explosion, House Fire in Mass. Revealed

    A fiery explosion that killed a man in Maynard, Massachusetts, last week was caused by an underground gas line that leaked and ignited in a crawlspace in the basement, officials said Tuesday. The officials, Maynard fire Chief Anthony Stowers and State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey, also noted the importance of quickly reporting gas leaks. The explosion and subsequent fire on…

  • Maynard September 5, 2021 2:58 am

    2 Gas Leaks Found Simultaneously in Mass. Town After Deadly Explosion, Fire

    Two days after a deadly gas-related explosion and fire at a home in Maynard, Massachusetts, two leaks were reported in the town, fire officials said Saturday. Neither of the Saturday morning leaks are believed to have posed a risk to the public, Maynard fire Chief Anthony Stowers said in a news release. The first leak was reported, thanks to the…

  • Massachusetts July 14, 2021 11:36 am

    Auburn Home Depot Reopens After Gas Leak Forces Evacuation

    A Home Depot reopened Wednesday morning after a gas leak forced it to close for several hours Tuesday.

  • Massachusetts July 3, 2021 9:08 pm

    Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations in Chelsea

    A gas leak prompted evacuations Friday night in Chelsea, Massachusetts, officials said. Firefighters say National Grid called them for a Level 1 gas leak in the area of 92 Park Street shortly before 9 p.m. Responding crews went through buildings to check readings and found three affected by the gas leak. They evacuated the area and shut the power off….

  • Massachusetts July 3, 2021 3:48 am

    Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations in Chelsea

    A gas leak prompted evacuations Friday night in Chelsea, Massachusetts, officials said. Firefighters say National Grid called them for a Level 1 gas leak in the area of 92 Park Street shortly before 9 p.m. Responding crews went through buildings to check readings and found three affected by the gas leak. They evacuated the area and shut the power off….

  • Marshfield May 30, 2021 3:37 am

    Crews Battle Gas Leak in Marshfield, Mass.

    A gas leak forced the evacuation of about a dozen homes in Marshfield, Massachusetts on Saturday. No injuries were reported and the Red Cross was on the scene near 344 Plain St. in Marshfield, according to the town’s fire marshal. The gas line was isolated and shutdown and the fire was out as of 7:02 p.m., according to the Marshfield…

  • India May 7, 2020 1:02 pm

    Chemical Leak at LG Plant in India Kills 11, About 1,000 Ill

    A gas leak at a chemical factory owned by a South Korean company in southern India has left at least 11 people dead and about 1,000 struggling to breathe

  • gas leak February 22, 2020 12:22 pm

    Walpole Road Closed as Crews Repair Gas Leak

    A gas leak closed a road in Walpole overnight Friday as crews dug in to make repairs, according to authorities. Washington Street was closed early Saturday between High Plain St. and Pilgrim Way as Columbia Gas of Massachusetts works to fix leak, Walpole police said. Residents in the area may get to their homes from the Polley Lane side while…

  • gas leak December 12, 2019 12:41 pm

    Crews Complete Work on Latest Gas Leak in Lawrence

    Columbia Gas just finished work on another gas leak in the Merrimack Valley.

  • Massachusetts November 19, 2019 4:26 am

    Service Restored After Lawrence Gas Leak

    Service was restored Monday night after a gas leak prompted homes to be evacuated in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Crews worked through the constant rain after the leak around 12:30 p.m.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. November 19, 2019 4:27 am

    Service Restored After Lawrence Gas Leak

    Crews have been going door-to-door after a gas leak in Lawrence.

  • Massachusetts November 15, 2019 11:49 pm

    Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations in Methuen Neighborhood

    A gas leak prompted the evacuation of an area of Methuen, Massachusetts, on Friday afternoon, according to police. The gas leak was reported at 135 Broadway St., police tweeted. As a precaution, authorities evacuated the building and surrounding buildings and had asked motorists to avoid the area.

  • Massachusetts October 11, 2019 9:00 pm

    $143M Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval

    A judge has given preliminary approval to a $143 million settlement in a lawsuit brought against the utility blamed for a series of gas explosions in Massachusetts in September 2018. Superior Court Judge James Lang wrote in the approval released Friday that the settlement “appears to be fair, reasonable, adequate and sufficient.”

  • Boston October 11, 2019 3:11 pm

    Gas Leak Prompts Building Evacuation in Boston

    Residents of a Roxbury building that was evacuated due to a gas leak Friday morning are allowed to return after fire crews determined the structure is safe. The Boston Fire Department said authorities responded to a gas leak at 9:50 a.m. at a building on 1065 Tremont St. The National Grid responded and shut down the leak safely, fire crews said.

  • Massachusetts October 7, 2019 10:25 pm

    Elected Officials Object to $143M Gas Explosions Settlement

    Elected officials in Massachusetts are objecting to a plan to divide up a $143 million class action settlement from last September’s natural gas disaster. Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera and four state lawmakers say the proposal needs to be revisited in light of a major gas leak that forced evacuations in Lawrence recently. They proposed a new plan in a letter...

  • CEO October 4, 2019 3:30 am

    Mass. Issues Moratorium on Columbia Gas After Lawrence Gas Leak

    Massachusetts officials are taking action against Columbia Gas following last week’s gas leak in Lawrence. The Department of Public Utilities issued a moratorium against the company Thursday, requiring it to get state approval before doing any non-emergency work.

  • lawrence October 2, 2019 11:11 pm

    Additional Safety Measures Ordered After Lawrence Gas Leak

    Massachusetts officials say the utility company blamed for last year’s destructive gas explosions faces millions of dollars in fines if it fails to complete additional safety measures following a major gas leak that prompted evacuations last week. The state Department of Public Utilities has ordered Columbia Gas to submit by Monday a plan to address 2,220 old service lines abandoned...

  • lawrence September 30, 2019 4:36 pm

    Claims Center Opens for Lawrence Residents Impacted by Gas Leak

    Residents impacted by last week’s gas leak in Lawrence, Massachusetts, are being assisted by the utility behind the problem.

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