UPDATED: 3 Victims Medflighted from House Explosion Scene

A home at 22 Astle St. in Tewskbury exploded Tuesday night.

One of the Medflight helicopters takes off. Photo credit: Matt Schooley
One of the Medflight helicopters takes off. Photo credit: Matt Schooley

Update, 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 25

Two males and a female have been taken, via Medflight helicopters, from the Astle Street home to area hospitals.

The helicopters landed in the Walmart parking lot, which is less than a mile from the scene.

As of 11 p.m., Astle Street was completely blocked off, as crews were still working the scene. Police, firefighters and National Grid workers have been in the area of the home, which is several hundred feet away from Main Street.

The explosion took place at about 9:15 p.m. According to the Lowell Sun’s Robert Mills, @Robert_Mills on Twitter, Tewksbury police have been searching for two individuals a witness saw fleeing the home shortly before the explosion.

Check back later for more photos from the scene.

Original story, 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 25

Tewksbury firefighters are on scene of a reported house explosion on Tuesday night, with multiple residents reportedly suffering burns.

According to multiple scanner reports, a home located at 22 Astle Street suffered an explosion, possibly related to a kitchen stove.

The blast caused a second alarm to be struck due to flames in the home, and according to reports, there were three people in the home who suffered burns.

Three Medflight helicopters were requested to the scene, scanner reports indicated. Mutual aid was requested from Andover, Wilmington and Billerica.

Check back with Tewksbury Patch for more details as they become available. 
Joe Bill March 26, 2014 at 09:28 AM
As the helicopters landed at Walmart half the employees and customers ran into the woods thinking it was an immigration raid
proudamerican March 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM
To be honest, I would prefer a hard working/honest anyone than this trash who are bringing bad name to Tewksbury.
Ed B March 31, 2014 at 07:40 AM
Joe thanks I needed a good laugh!!!!!
Donna Marie Robitaille March 31, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Joe Bill and Ed B. Having a family member airlifted is no laughing matter. Both of you are a very bad example for any young person. Learning from their own mistakes will turn out to be a far better guide in life than people like you.
Ed B March 31, 2014 at 09:03 PM
I know we should feel sooooooooo bad for these 2 fine examples of our youth. I will stick to I needed a good laugh.......


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