Investigators Wrap Up Work at Explosion Site in Maine

September 24, 2019

The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office has finished its work at the site of a deadly explosion in Farmington, but isn’t ready to release any conclusions.

Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland said investigators turned the scene over to its owners and their insurance company after wrapping up the site work Thursday night. He said Friday that additional interviews and analysis of items from the scene will continue next week.

The explosion happened after workers were evacuated from the LEAP Inc. building because of a propane gas leak Monday morning.

The blast killed a firefighter, Capt. Michael Bell, and injured eight other people. Four people remained hospitalized Friday in Portland and Boston, with three of them in critical condition.

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