Governor Baker just confirmed during a scheduled press conference, several people were injured during multiple explosions earlier today.
It is not yet known the severity of their injuries, or how many people were injured during the ordeal.
Earlier, nearly 70 structures caught fire after multiple explosions rocked the area. Afterwards, officials made the decision to turn off power in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.
Anyone south of the river could still be in danger and has been urged to evacuate. Shelters have been setup at the following locations:
- Lawrence: Parthum and Arlington Middle Schools
- Andover: Doherty Middle School
- North Andover: North Andover High School
Get out of your home, evacuate now, Lawrence mayor urges residents https://t.co/QWHfCui32G
According to WCVB, there are at least 10 patients at Lawrence General. One victim is in critical condition, and another is in serious condition.
At this time, it is not known if there are any fatalities.
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