Latest reports from Franklin County in Maine suggests a massive building explosion. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department in Maine responded to the situation and firefighters are working hard to prevent further damages.
Several injuries are being reported and one firefighter is killed.
— CBS 13 News (@WGME) September 16, 2019
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The explosion was likely to be a massive one as it rocked the old town of Farmington. Video grab from the site shows the building was home to a nonprofit which was aiding people with cognitive and intellectual challenges. Debris filled around the area in no time.
People in the nearby areas mistook a vehicle to have crashed into the building leading to the explosion. The explosion happened sometime before 8:30 a.m. at Leap Inc. on Farmington Falls Road.
Governor Janet Mills tweets regarding the situation at hand in Maine
Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this tragedy, especially to the loved ones of the firefighter lost and others injured. I am grateful for the work of first responders who are at the scene and urge Maine people to avoid the area. (2/2)
— Governor Janet Mills (@GovJanetMills) September 16, 2019
Insulation is falling off from the sky like gentle snow reports CNN reporter on ground Gianluca Mezzofiore
Site of Maine Building Explosion
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