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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - Associated Press/Mary Schwalm | of | Share this photo

    This is one of multiple houses damaged or destroyed in Lawrence, Mass., when gas explosions and fires were triggered by a problem Thursday with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston.

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    A worker with Columbia gas stands over an open man hole as the crew works to make sure there are no gas leaks at the corner of Parker and Salem streets in Lawrence, Mass., on Friday. A teenager was killed and multiple houses were destroyed Thursday afternoon from gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston.

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    Fire inspectors take notes Friday outside a house on Kingston Street in Lawrence, Mass., that was blown off its foundation Thursday.

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    A woman talks on her cellphone as she pushes a grocery cart full of belongings across the Merrimack River on South Broadway in Lawrence, Mass., on Friday. An estimated 8,000 people were displaced at the height of Thursday's post-explosion chaos.

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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - Tim Jean/The Eagle-Tribune via AP | of | Share this photo

    An outraged Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera talks about Columbia Gas as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, right, listens during a press conference Friday in Lawrence, Mass.

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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - WCVB via AP | of | Share this photo

    In this image taken from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume a home in Lawrence, Mass., on Thursday.

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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - WCVB via Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, firefighters battle a large structure fire in Lawrence, Mass.

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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - Carl Russo/The Eagle-Tribune via Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    A house is destroyed in Lawrence, Mass., on Thursday after a series of gas explosions in the area.

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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - Associated Press/Mary Schwalm | of | Share this photo

    Firefighters battle a house fire on Thursday on Herrick Road in North Andover, Mass., one of multiple emergency crews responding to a series of gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston.

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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via AP | of | Share this photo

    Crews work to knock down a fire in Lawrence, Mass., on Thursday after a series of fires and explosions erupted in three communities north of Boston. Authorities are blaming over-pressurized gas lines.

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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - WCVB via Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume the roof of a home in Lawrence, Mass., on Thursday.

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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - WCVB via Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames rise from a house in Lawrence, Mass., on Thursday. Emergency crews are responding to what they believe is a series of gas explosions that have damaged homes across three communities north of Boston.

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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via AP | of | Share this photo

    People cover their faces to protect them from heavy smoke from a fire on Bowdoin Street in Lawrence, Mass., on Thursday.

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    Gas explosions in Massachusetts - Amanda Saba /The Eagle-Tribune via AP | of | Share this photo

    Children sleep Thursday night as their families take shelter from the Red Cross at Arlington Middle School in Lawrence, Mass., after a series of natural gas explosions.

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