A woman was severely burned in a Winthrop, Mass. apartment explosion late Thursday. The explosion happened in the basement laundry room of the 14-unit apartment at 5 Irwin Street. The 57-year-old woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with severe burn injuries. The explosion caused damage to all floors and the building was deemed uninhabitable. The American Red Cross is assisting 28 residents who have been relocated to local hotels. An investigation is underway.
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