The body of the Captain Michael Bell who died Monday in the explosion in Farmington will return home Tuesday morning.
Fire Capt. Michael Bell, 68, was a 30-year-member of the Farmington Fire Rescue and died in the powerful, apparent gas-related blast at LEAP Inc., that leveled the building, killing Bell and injuring seven others. Six other firefighters and a maintenance worker were sent to the hospital, as of Tuesday morning five still remain there.
A procession of fire and police crews from around the state will escort Bell's body from Augusta where it was autopsied at the Medical Examiner's Office beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The procession will arrive in Farmington around 10:30 a.m. driving down High Street onto Broadway and back down Main Street to the Farmington Fire Dept. and ending at the Wiles Remembrance Center Funeral Home at 137 Farmington Falls Road.