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    Farmington in mourning - Morning Sentinel photo by Rich Abrahamson | of | Share this photo

    Maine State Police lead a procession honoring Farmington firefighter Michael Bell as the motorcade passes through the University of Maine at Farmington campus Tuesday. Bell was killed in a building explosion Monday. Students reported being awakened by the sound of the explosion. Morning classes at the university were canceled.

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    Farmington in mourning - Morning Sentinel photo by Rich Abrahamson | of | Share this photo

    University of Maine students react as the procession honoring Farmington firefighter Michael Bell passes through campus Tuesday. Bell was killed in a building explosion Monday. Students reported being awakened by the sound of the explosion. Morning classes at the university were canceled in the wake of the tragedy.

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    Farmington in mourning - Morning Sentinel photo by Rich Abrahamson | of | Share this photo

    A police officer salutes as the procession carrying Farmington firefighter Michael Bell arrives in Farmington on Tuesday. Bell was killed in a building explosion Monday.

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    Farmington in mourning - Morning Sentinel photo by Rich Abrahamson | of | Share this photo

    Larry Johnson, 84, and his wife, Maxine, 82, lower the flag at Norridgewock, Maine Baptist Church to half staff in tribute to Farmington firefighter Michael Bell. Bell was killed in a building explosion in Farmington on Monday. Maxine said the flag would remain at half staff until sundown Thursday.

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    Farmington in mourning - Kennebec Journal staff photo by Andy Molloy | of | Share this photo

    Fire engines escort Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the remains of Farmington Fire Rescue Captain Michael Bell from Augusta to Farmington. Bell was killed in an explosion Monday that also injured six other firefighters and a maintenance worker at the LEAP building in Farmington.

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    Farmington in mourning - Kennebec Journal staff photo by Andy Molloy | of | Share this photo

    State Police and Department of Corrections canine handlers salute Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the remains of Farmington Fire Rescue Captain Michael Bell during an escort through Augusta to Farmington. Bell was killed in an explosion Monday that also injured six other firefighters and a maintenance worker at the LEAP building in Farmington.

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    Farmington in mourning - Morning Sentinel photo by Michael G. Seamans/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    People gather at the site of an explosion that claimed the life of Capt. Michael Bell, 68, a 30-year member of the Farmington Fire Rescue Department and brother of the department’s chief at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington late Monday night, September. 17, 2019.

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    Farmington in mourning - Morning Sentinel photo by Michael G. Seamans/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Officials with the Maine State Police and Franklin County Sheriffs Department stand in the middle of US Route 2 in Farmington late Monday night, September. 17, 2019 at the scene of a deadly explosion that claimed the life of one firefighter and injuring several others.

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    Farmington in mourning - Morning Sentinel photo by Michael G. Seamans/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    A deputy with Franklin County Sheriff's Office walks through the debris field of an explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Rd in Farmington late Monday night, September. 17, 2019.

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    Farmington in mourning - Morning Sentinel photo by Michael G. Seamans/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    A trooper with Maine State Police stands in the debris field of an explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington late Monday night, September. 17, 2019.

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    Farmington in mourning - Morning Sentinel photo by Michael G. Seamans/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Officials with the Maine State Police and Franklin County Sheriffs Department stand in the middle of US Route 2 in Farmington late Monday night, September. 17, 2019 at the scene of a deadly explosion that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured several others.

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    Farmington in mourning - Morning Sentinel photo by Michael G. Seamans/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    A deputy with Franklin County Sheriff's Office walks through the debris field of an explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington late Monday night, September. 17, 2019.

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    Farmington in mourning - Livermore Falls Advertiser photo by Pam Harnden | of | Share this photo

    Dozens attended the prayer service held Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farmington following an explosion that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured several others.

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    Farmington in mourning - Livermore Falls Advertiser photo by Pam Harnden | of | Share this photo

    A prayer service was held Monday night at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farmington for those affected by an explosion earlier in the day. An unidentified firefighter and Livermore Fire Chief Donald Castonguay were among those attending.

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    Farmington in mourning - Livermore Falls Advertiser photo by Pam Harnden | of | Share this photo

    An explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Road claimed the life of a Farmington firefighter and injured seven others Monday. A candlelight vigil was held at Old South Congregational Church that evening. Pictured in front are Reverend Sara Bartlett of Auburn at left and Rev. Margaret Proctor of Wilton.

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