Fall River Underground Explosion Likely Due to Gas Leak
FALL RIVER — An explosion under a street in Fall River on Wednesday night apparently blew two manhole covers into the air, but caused no other damage or injuries, according to police.
Police said callers reported an explosion near Borden and Fourth Streets just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Fire crews and police officers arrived to find that at least two manhole covers had been blown off, and a smell of natural gas permeated the area, according to police.
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Liberty Utilities were on the scene evaluating the situation last night.
Police noted that the fire department did not believe there is a risk to the public.
No injuries or property damage were reported.
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Well this is surely a blast from the past. While exploring Google Maps' street view feature recently, I came across an old still from 2012 mixed in with the more recent ones. It showed an almost decade-old look at Fall River's New Harbour Mall, which is now dead and has been replaced by the stores at the SouthCoast Marketplace. The more I looked around the intersection on William Canning Boulevard, the more I began to see remnants of the past, some that may now be long-forgotten for some. This Fall River intersection has changed so much in the past near-decade, but if you're needing a little look in the rearview to see how far it's come, check out some of the following stills.
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