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Firefighter is killed and multiple people are injured in a massive explosion in Maine

BREAKING: Firefighter is killed and multiple people are injured in a massive explosion at a facility for people with disabilities in Maine

  • The blast happened at Leap Inc. on Farmington Falls Road around 8:30am
  • Images show widespread destruction after at least six people were injured 
  • A town official says the building had been evacuated when someone smelled gas Monday morning and the explosion occurred after firefighters arrived

A firefighter has been killed and multiple people injured in a massive propane gas explosion at a facility for people with disabilities in Maine. 

The blast happened at Leap Inc. on Farmington Falls Road around 8:30am. 

Images from the scene show the building has been destroyed with widespread destruction. 

A town official says at least six people were injured.

Town Selectman Scott Landry says the building had been evacuated when someone smelled gas Monday morning. The explosion occurred after firefighters arrived.

Landry says that one firefighter was killed and that six others were taken to a hospital.

The blast around 8:30 a.m. was heard for miles around. Video shows debris raining down on homes and buildings in the neighborhood.

Farmington is about 70 miles north of Portland.

Leap says it a ‘private nonprofit organization devoted to enabling individuals with developmental, cognitive and intellectual disabilities to thrive in small groups, and individualized apartments or homes, and through a variety of community supports’. 

A town official says a propane gas explosion has destroyed a building in Farmington, Maine, and killed a firefighter. At least six others were injured

Town Selectman Scott Landry says the building had been evacuated when someone smelled gas Monday morning. The explosion occurred after firefighters arrived

Town Selectman Scott Landry says the building had been evacuated when someone smelled gas Monday morning. The explosion occurred after firefighters arrived

Landry says that one firefighter was killed and that six others were taken to a hospital.

Landry says that one firefighter was killed and that six others were taken to a hospital.

The blast around 8:30 a.m. was heard for miles around. Video shows debris raining down on homes and buildings in the neighborhood

 The blast around 8:30 a.m. was heard for miles around. Video shows debris raining down on homes and buildings in the neighborhood

 

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