Farmington Fire Captain Killed in Explosion

 

Farmington Fire Captain Michael Bell, age 68, was killed in Monday's blast of a recently renovated and expanded facility that serves those with disabilities.  Bell was a 30-year member of the department.  Eight others were injured.  

Fire crews were called to the building at 8:07 a.m. for a propane smell in the building.  Within minutes, the building exploded.  Vehicles and multiple homes in the area were reportedly damaged, and the powerful blast of the explosion was felt up to five miles away.  

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