The reason for the blasts, so far, is unknown, Efe reported.
Massachusetts state police said at least 23 explosions and subsequent fires had occurred at a number of different addresses, although local media reported that more blasts had taken place in nearby areas.
The fires were attributed to possible problems with the natural gas system and security forces urged local residents to leave their homes immediately if they smell gas or suspect that they could catch fire.
"We urge residents if they are smelling gas to get out of the house and contact 911. We will get units out there," he added.
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