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16 Sep 2019 | 03:13 PM UTC

US: Explosion reported in Farmington (Maine state) September 16

United States of America News Alert

Explosion in Farmington (Maine state) kills one September 16; investigation launched

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/16/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Farmington (Maine state)

Event

A firefighter was killed and at least six other people were injured in an explosion at a facility in Farmington (Maine state) on Monday, September 16. Officials were investigating a complaint of a propane smell when the blast occurred at approximately 08:30 (local time). Emergency services and firefighters are currently at the scene as of late Monday morning and the area has been cordoned off until further notice.

Transportation and business disruptions are likely in the vicinity in the coming hours. Avoid the area.

Advice

Individuals in Farmington are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, prepare for traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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