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PHOTOS: Gas Explosions And Aftermath In The Merrimack Valley

Gas explosions and subsequent fires on Thursday evening caused one death, multiple injuries and widespread damage in the Merrimack Valley, namely Lawrence, North Andover and Andover. Here's the latest news.

See photos from Associated Press photographers below.

As Columbia Gas employees look on, an Andover police officer comes out the window of an evacuated house after checking that there is no presence of gas and that the gas in the house is turned off Friday in Andover. (Winslow Townson/AP)
As Columbia Gas employees look on, an Andover police officer comes out the window of an evacuated house after checking that there is no presence of gas and that the gas in the house is turned off Friday in Andover. (Winslow Townson/AP)
A worker with Columbia Gas pries the manhole cover open as they work to make sure there are no gas leaks at the corner of Parker and Salem streets in Lawrence. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
A worker with Columbia Gas pries the manhole cover open as they work to make sure there are no gas leaks at the corner of Parker and Salem streets in Lawrence. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Columbia Gas employee Brian Jones shines a flashlight so his partner, using a wrench, can shut off the gas in a home Friday in Andover. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Columbia Gas employee Brian Jones shines a flashlight so his partner, using a wrench, can shut off the gas in a home Friday in Andover. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Volunteers help to unload a truck of donations outside the Parthum School in Lawrence Friday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Volunteers help to unload a truck of donations outside the Parthum School in Lawrence Friday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
A damaged house on Jefferson Street, in Lawrence is seen Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
A damaged house on Jefferson Street, in Lawrence is seen Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Fire inspectors talk to the residents of a home that was blown off its foundation on Kingston Street in Lawrence. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Fire inspectors talk to the residents of a home that was blown off its foundation on Kingston Street in Lawrence. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Fire inspectors take notes outside a house that was blown off its foundation on Kingston Street in Lawrence. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Fire inspectors take notes outside a house that was blown off its foundation on Kingston Street in Lawrence. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
A Columbia Gas truck passes through a roadblock as a member of the state police talks to a pedestrian on Route 114 in North Andover at the Lawrence city line (Mary Schwalm/AP)
A Columbia Gas truck passes through a roadblock as a member of the state police talks to a pedestrian on Route 114 in North Andover at the Lawrence city line (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Lawrence residents stop to take photos of a house on Bowdoin Street in Lawrence Friday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Lawrence residents stop to take photos of a house on Bowdoin Street in Lawrence Friday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Michael Smolak, of Smolak Farms in North Andover, delivers a bag of baked goods to the emergency shelter set up at North Andover High School on Friday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Michael Smolak, of Smolak Farms in North Andover, delivers a bag of baked goods to the emergency shelter set up at North Andover High School on Friday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
A house on Herrick Road in North Andover is seen Friday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
A house on Herrick Road in North Andover is seen Friday. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
A house is destroyed in Lawrence. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
A house is destroyed in Lawrence. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Firefighters battle a house fire on Herrick Road in North Andover. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Firefighters battle a house fire on Herrick Road in North Andover. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Firefighters battle a house fire on Herrick Road in North Andover. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Firefighters battle a house fire on Herrick Road in North Andover. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Bruce Razin, 59, talks to his family on his cell phone outside his evacuated neighborhood Thursday in Lawrence. (Phil Marcelo/AP)
Bruce Razin, 59, talks to his family on his cell phone outside his evacuated neighborhood Thursday in Lawrence. (Phil Marcelo/AP)
Multiple fire trucks from surrounding communities arrive Thursday in Lawrence. (Phil Marcelo/AP)
Multiple fire trucks from surrounding communities arrive Thursday in Lawrence. (Phil Marcelo/AP)

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