One Person Dead, At Least 39 Homes Catch Fire in Gas Line Explosions in Massachusetts

One person is dead after at least 39 Massachusetts homes burst into flames.

“It looked like Armageddon, it really was,” said a witness of the explosions.

Investigators say over pressurized gas lines caused multiple explosions.

Now, thousands of residents have been forced to leave their homes.

Around 5 p.m. Thursday night, people in a North Andover area neighborhood say they felt and heard a loud explosion.

Just minutes later, fire trucks and first responders flooded the streets.

18-year-old Leonel Rondon died after a house exploded sending a chimney crashing onto his car.

The explosion literally blew the walls off a house and cracked the side of the home in two.

At least 10 people have been injured and the FBI is investigating the explosions along with Massachusetts State Police.