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Mass. house explosion sends 2 people to hospital

Helicopters transported 2 patients from the Holliston house explosion to trauma centers in Boston


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By Liesel Nygard

HOLLISTON, Mass. — A home explosion in Holliston on Monday sent two people by a medical helicopter to the hospital, according to the Holliston Police Department via a Facebook post.

The explosion occurred inside of the house at 138 Westfield Drive at about 3:49 p.m. Monday, according to a press release from the police department.

Holliston officials received “several calls including an E-911 call from a neighbor, reporting a home explosion at 138 Westfield Drive,” said the release.

The Holliston Fire Department and a Holliston ambulance responded to the scene, according to the release.

Rescuers found a 59-year-old and a 61-year-old “needed immediate medical attention” police said. Due to the extent of their injuries, officials called for two medical helicopters. Both unidentified patients were taken by ambulance to the helicopter landing zone at Holliston High School, and then flown to trauma hospitals in Boston: Mass General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals.

“Our initial investigation indicates that the explosion initiated from the home boiler/furnace,” read a press release from the police department. However, police said the incident is still currently under investigation.

The incident is under investigation by the Holliston Fire Department, Holliston Police Department, Eversource Electric and Eversource Gas, read the release.

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