Natural gas leaks on Thursday triggered a series of explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence.
The fire, which was 5% contained, was being fuelled by dry brush covering steep terrain and stoked by erratic wind gusts during the night.
At least 10 people were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan after melting snow triggered a landslide, officials said Thursday.
Firefighters are gaining momentum as they battle several wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in California.
A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes.
The fire, dubbed the Thomas Fire, raged in the foothills above and in the city of Ventura some 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, fire officials said late on Tuesday, a day after it began.
More evacuees were expected to return home on Tuesday in northern California where the state's deadliest wildfires have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
A massive earthquake off southern Mexico on Thursday night that killed at least 91 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two million people in the poorer south ...
A fast-moving wildfire that destroyed homes and forced the evacuation of some residents in Northern California continued to grow on Wednesday, local media and fire officials said.