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

    Fire Marshal investigator Larry Moral carries Fire Capt. Michael Bell's helmet to Stephan Bunker of the Farmington Fire Department at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Tuesday where it was found amid the rubble from Monday’s explosion.

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

    Fire Marshal investigator Ken MacMaster, left center, hugs the son of Capt. Michael Bell, who was killed in the explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Monday. The son, J.T. Bell, was given his father’s helmet, which was also worn by his grandfather, after it was found in the debris of the explosion on Tuesday.

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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

    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

    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 Michael G. Seamans | of | Share this photo

    Farmington firefighters ceremoniously carry the helmet of Fire Capt. Michael Bell, draped in a cloth, after retrieving it from the rubble at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Tuesday. Bell, 68, was killed in Monday's propane explosion at the LEAP building.

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

    An investigator walks through debris as multiple local, state and federal agencies investigate the deadly explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Tuesday.

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

    A Farmington firefighter and police officer inspect the site of the LEAP building explosion on Tuesday.

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    Firefighters from the Farmington Fire Department arrive at the scene of a deadly explosion to retrieve the helmet of a fellow firefighter at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Tuesday.

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

    Investigators from local, state and federal agencies scour the debris as they investigate a deadly explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Tuesday.

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

    Investigators from local, state and federal agencies scour the debris as they investigate a deadly explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Tuesday that killed one firefighter on Monday.

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

    An investigator clears the scene of medical equipment as multiple local, state and federal agencies investigate the deadly explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Tuesday.

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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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    An investigator pulls belongings from the debris at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Tuesday.

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

    A firefighter watches as investigators retrieve the helmet of Fire Capt. Michael Bell from the rubble at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Tuesday. Bell, 68, was killed in Monday's propane explosion at the LEAP building.

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    Investigators retrieve the helmet of Fire Capt. Michael Bell from the rubble at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington on Tuesday. Bell, 68, was killed in Monday's propane explosion at the LEAP building.

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

    Officials, including Farmington Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Hardy at microphone, took part in a press conference Tuesday near the Farmington Fire Department to address Fire Capt. Michael Bell's death in a building explosion in Farmington on Monday.

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

    A black band covers the shield of Farmington Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Hardy as he and Farmington Police Chief Jack Peck, right, and others waited their turn to speak during a press conference Tuesday near the Farmington Fire Department to address Fire Capt. Michael Bell's death in a building explosion in Farmington on Monday.

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

    Officials including Farmington Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Hardy, second from left, and Farmington Police Chief Jack Peck, second from right, wait their turn to speak during a press conference Tuesday near the Farmington Fire Department where they addressed Farmington Fire Capt. Michael Bell's death in a building explosion in Farmington Monday.

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

    Officials field questions during a press conference Tuesday near the Farmington Fire Department where the death of Fire Capt. Michael Bell in a building explosion on Monday was addressed.

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    Officials walk from the Farmington Fire Department (pictured in the background) to participate in a press conference Tuesday where they addressed the death of Farmington Fire Capt. Michael Bell in a building explosion in Farmington Monday.

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

    Firefighters confer near an honor guard posted at the entrance to the Wiles Funeral Home in Farmington on Tuesday. Farmington Fire Capt. Michael Bell's body arrived at the funeral home following a procession through Farmington. Bell was killed in a building explosion in Farmington, on Monday.

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