They were in the process, of updating gas lines to many customers.
They were in the process, of updating gas lines to many customers. More than 70 fires and the smell of gas outside. Thousands cannot go home. Nightmare situation. Three stages of gas lines, High <1500 psig, medium <200 psig, low <10 psig. All regulators have a maximum input rating. The max regulator on high pressure gas must have failed, and caused a bunch of regulators downstream to get very high pressure gas causing them to fail. That would change a pilot lite, into a flame thrower. That's my guess. Hope for a bad situation, to get better very soon. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/14/us/massachusetts-explosions-fires/index.html