Firefighter killed, several injured in Maine explosion, officials say

  • Source: WMTW-TV ABC 8
  • Published: 09/16/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A firefighter has been killed in an explosion at a building on Route 2 in Farmington Monday morning, a member of the board of selectmen said. H. Scott Landry told WMTW News 8 that an unnamed firefighter was killed and six others were taken to hospitals. The injured include five firefighters and one civilian, Landry said. Landry said firefighters responded to 313 Farmington Falls Road, which is also Route 2, after people in the building reported smelling propane. Firefighters responded, went into the building and it exploded, Landry said. "It looks like a war zone here. The newly constructed building is gone. The adjacent building is half down. They are hosing down what debris is left of the building, not much," Landry said. Gov. Janet Mills tweeted Monday morning that she was monitoring the situation and said the State Fire Marshal's Office will investigate the explosion. Franklin Memorial Hospital said it has treated seven people and did not expect to receive anymore patients.


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