Lexington, KY | Count on LEX 18

‘It looked like Armageddon:’ Deadly gas blasts destroy homes

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions an official described as “Armageddon” killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and shut off the gas.

Authorities said Leonel Rondon, 18, of Lawrence, died after a chimney toppled by an exploding house crashed into his car. He was rushed to a Boston hospital but pronounced dead there in the evening.

Massachusetts State Police urged all residents with homes serviced by Columbia Gas in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover to evacuate, snarling traffic and causing widespread confusion as residents and local officials struggled to understand what was happening.

Site Administrator

Site Administrator

Site Administrator provides support for site operations.
A Dog’s Life: Uno, Beagle Who Wowed Westminster, Dies At 13
Covering the Nation

A Dog’s Life: Uno, Beagle Who Wowed Westminster, Dies At 13

(AP) Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this.

Man Dies In Apparent Lawn Mower Accident
Covering Kentucky

Man Dies In Apparent Lawn Mower Accident

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent lawn mower accident that happened on

Commercial Vehicle Hauling Honeybees Involved In Crash
News

Commercial Vehicle Hauling Honeybees Involved In Crash

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)--The southbound lanes of I-75 are closed near exit 49 in Laurel County after a commercial vehicle

Scroll to top
Skip to content