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These articles provide information on the tragic events surrounding the massive Lowell Gas Company Explosion that occurred on February 9, 1972 at 10:30 P.M.

A firefighter was killed in the line of duty and many others were very seriously injured.   Events such as this serve as constant reminders of the dangers associated with being a Firefighter or Police Officer, even in our small Town of Tewksbury.   We are most grateful to the brave men and women who are always ready to come to our rescue.


This copy of a local website provides copies of local newspaper articles from the days after the explosion.

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This article from the April 1972 edition of FIRE Engineering magazine discusses the disaster at the Lowell Gas Company Propane storage facility in Tewksbury.

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Each file is approximately 3MB in size.