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I know it's late, and there are immediate needs families are dealing with, but coverage of the #AndoverMAFires #LawrenceFires is already atrocious, so I wanted to share a few general thoughts and observations, some of which may explain what you're about to see unfold. #mapoli
We're hearing about @ColumbiaGasMA over and over. And yes, they're the contractor. But let's remember that Columbia is a subsidiary of the much larger @NiSourceInc: nisource.com/customers/wher… #mapoli #LawrenceFires #AndoverMAFires #Lawrence #Andover
In fact, here's a press release from 9.13.2018 about the work they're doing via Columbia in #Lawrence and #Andover (among other places). Link (and screenshot just in case). columbiagasma.com/en/about-us/ne… "Enhanced safety features, Reliability of service for years to come..." #mapoli
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There is a veritable news blackout on the MA explosions.
@CNN is 100% #Florence (not that it's not a major story) and @maddow is Manafort.
Local Boston news reports evacuations throughout Lawrence, South Lawrence, Andover, North Andover, Merrimack. All schools will be closed.
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Although initial reports asserted the explosions were related to Columbia Gas, expanded reports required evacuations no matter what gas company was used.
There were, at 9pm EST, more than 70 fires reported. 38 Fires extinguished in Andover alone, with 17 additional gas leaks.
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Here's what should concern all residents: Lawrence, South Lawrence, Andover and North Andover leaders say there is no timeline on when residents can return.

Why is that?
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