BREAKING: Three Whole Towns Ordered Evacuated After 20+ Homes Explode

Christopher Berg

People have been ordered to evacuate the Andover area after numerous fires and explosions.

Andover, MA - At least 20 homes are on fire or exploded across three towns, and evacuations have been ordered in the area, according to WPRI.

The affected towns are Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover.

Authorities believe that an issue with the gas lines are behind the explosions, but they said that at this point it's too early to speculate.

First responders estimate that there could be up to 50 fires at this point, according to Eagle Tribune.

Robocalls have gone out to the area urging residents to shut off their gas lines, but many don't know how.

"There are multiple basement fires in Andover. It's some kind of gas issue," Andover Police Department Lt. Edward Guy told Eagle Tribune. "We urge residents if they are smelling gas to get out of the house and contact 911. We will get units out there."

UPDATE: There are reports that evacuees are stuck in traffic and authorities are attempting to alter incoming traffic lanes to be used for outgoing traffic.

There are now 39 confirmed explosions.

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Comments (5)
No. 1-4

This is near where I live. My town is actually offering mutual aid. From everything I have heard and continue to hear, all first responders need to be given a lot of praise for the job they are doing. Nearly 70 +/- homes on fire or damaged by explosions. Tens of thousands evacuated. Just more proof that our first responders are our hometown heroes.


I'm an improper Bostonian.....yes I know the area. My hopes and prayers for everyone affected by this. Kudo's to the first responders, police, fire , etc . Be safe!


Authorities believe that AN ISSUE with the gas lines IS behind. . .


Now, how the hell does this happen to all these homes in different places. Sounds fishy