Mr Baker said that he told the utility company it must bring in additional resources and develop a comprehensive safety plan for each of the communities.
Authorities are blaming over-pressurized gas lines and previously told all residents with Columbia Gas service in those areas to evacuate.
Investigators were working on Friday (Saturday NZ Time) to pinpoint the cause of a series of natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens of homes in smouldering ruins.
By late Thursday, all of the fires had been doused but many areas remained silent and dark after residents fled and power companies cut electricity to prevent further fires. Initially, officials had said three people were injured.
Authorities said an estimated 8000 people were displaced at the height of Thursday's (Friday NZT) post-explosions chaos, though some were cleared to return to their homes in one of three towns north of Boston rocked by the disaster.
Rondon was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital and pronounced dead at about 8:30 p.m., officials said.
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"There are multiple basement fires in Andover".
He ran downstairs and discovered his boiler on fire - and minutes later, he heard a loud boom from his neighbour's house, causing the ground to shake.
State police put the tally of fires and explosions at 70, up from the 39 initially reported.
Still, Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera said that "The least informed, and the last to act, has been Columbia Gas". He said a woman and two kids had made it out of the house but the basement was on fire.
"We are asking everybody with gas in their homes to leave their homes until further notice", North Andover town manager Andrew Maylor told one local television station.
At least 10 people, including a firefighter, were injured by the fires, according to the Associated Press. A spokeswoman for the company did not immediately return calls. The town of 35,000 residents is about 26 miles (40 kilometers) north of Boston near the New Hampshire border.
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Flames consume a home in Boston after a suspected gas explosion.
State police urged residents served by Columbia Gas to evacuate their homes, saying the utility was cutting pressure to its lines and that it would take "some time" to shut off all service. In a release dated Thursday the company had said it would "be upgrading natural gas lines in neighbourhoods across the state".
Neighbouring police chief Joseph Solomon, who came in to assist from the town of Methuen, said there were so many fires burning at one point that you could not see the sky.
The blasts forced entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and shut off the gas.
Flanked by community leaders from Lawrence, Andover and North Andover Thursday night, Baker vowed, "we'll work with the federal government and others to investigate how this occurred and hold the appropriate parties responsible for their actions".
While speaking outside the senior center, which has been transformed into an emergency shelter, Warren said she felt it was a "mistake" that Columbia Gas of MA representatives haven't publicly addressed their customers after their line was blamed for widespread destruction.
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