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Topic - Stephen Coan
State and local officials say a Methuen house fire that killed two people Wednesday doesn't appear suspicious but they aren't able to pinpoint the cause.
A utility worker responding to reports of a natural-gas leak in one of New England's largest cities punctured a pipe and an unknown spark ignited a massive explosion that injured 18 people, the state fire marshal announced Sunday.
A natural gas explosion that injured 18 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield's entertainment district was blamed Sunday on a utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.
He urged people to check that elderly relatives, friends and neighbors have the life-saving devices.
Coan said there apparently were no working smoke alarms.