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A neighbor looks at a home burned in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A neighbor looks at a home burned in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A neighbor looks at a home burned in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A home sits collapsed where a man died in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A home sits collapsed where a man died in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A home sits collapsed where a man died in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A burnt Columbia Gas of Massachusetts envelope sits on the sidewalk outside a home burned during a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A burnt Columbia Gas of Massachusetts envelope sits on the sidewalk outside a home burned during a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A burnt Columbia Gas of Massachusetts envelope sits on the sidewalk outside a home burned during a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A building burns after explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via REUTERS

A building burns after explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via REUTERS

A building burns after explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via REUTERS
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A police officer stands outside a home where a man died in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A police officer stands outside a home where a man died in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A police officer stands outside a home where a man died in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Representatives of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts take contact information from residents but do not answer their questions following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Representatives of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts take contact information from residents but do not answer their questions following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Representatives of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts take contact information from residents but do not answer their questions following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A home burned in a series of gas explosions sits next to an unaffected home in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A home burned in a series of gas explosions sits next to an unaffected home in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A home burned in a series of gas explosions sits next to an unaffected home in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Firefighters work near a building emitting smoke after explosions in North Andover, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via REUTERS

Firefighters work near a building emitting smoke after explosions in North Andover, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via REUTERS

Firefighters work near a building emitting smoke after explosions in North Andover, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via REUTERS
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Neighbors look at a home burned in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Neighbors look at a home burned in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Neighbors look at a home burned in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Crew gather at the Columbia Gas of Massachusetts facility after dozens of explosions apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Crew gather at the Columbia Gas of Massachusetts facility after dozens of explosions apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Crew gather at the Columbia Gas of Massachusetts facility after dozens of explosions apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A police officer stands outside a home where a man died in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A police officer stands outside a home where a man died in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A police officer stands outside a home where a man died in a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Columbia Gas of Massachusetts workers and police work in a neighborhood evacuated following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts workers and police work in a neighborhood evacuated following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts workers and police work in a neighborhood evacuated following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A Columbia Gas of Massachusetts crew works in a neighborhood evacuated following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A Columbia Gas of Massachusetts crew works in a neighborhood evacuated following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A Columbia Gas of Massachusetts crew works in a neighborhood evacuated following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A Columbia Gas of Massachusetts crew works in a neighborhood evacuated following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A Columbia Gas of Massachusetts crew works in a neighborhood evacuated following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A Columbia Gas of Massachusetts crew works in a neighborhood evacuated following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Firefighters work near a building emitting smoke after explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via REUTERS

Firefighters work near a building emitting smoke after explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via REUTERS

Firefighters work near a building emitting smoke after explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 13, 2018. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via REUTERS
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