Explosion rocks MA town

A powerful explosion in a northeast Massachusetts town severely damaged homes and injured residents early Wednesday.

BY HEATHER MOYER | DANVERS, Mass. | November 22, 2006


A powerful explosion in a northeast Massachusetts town severely damaged homes and injured residents early Wednesday.

Authorities say the explosion occurred around 3 a.m. at the CAI chemical plant in the northeast Mass. town of Danvers. As many as ten people were injured and other nearby residents have been evacuated to a local school.

Several hundred residents are currently displaced as affected neighborhoods are being secured.

A fire is still burning at the site and officials are not sure yet what caused the explosion. No fatalities have been reported. There are reports that the explosion damaged at least 90 homes and businesses, but damage assessments continued Wednesday morning.

The explosion was felt for miles around the area.


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