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What was that noise? Saugus fire officials explain loud boom

Fire officials in Saugus, Massachusetts, say a loud noise was the result of a turbine malfunction at Wheelabrator Saugus, a WIN Waste Innovations facility

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People in Saugus, Massachusetts, who heard a loud noise Monday night can rest assured that there is no danger, fire officials said.

The Saugus Fire Department said the explosion-like sound was the result of a turbine malfunction at Wheelabrator Saugus, a WIN Waste Innovations facility.

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Police and firefighters responded, but no one was injured and there is no danger to the public, officials said.

Neighbors of the Wheelabrator plant, a trash-burning facility on Salem Turnpike, have long complained about noise.

"It sounds like a train or a jet engine starting," longtime resident Joan Beaton told NBC10 Boston in 2019.

People in Saugus are sick of the noise coming from a factory.

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