FARMINGTON – The massive explosion that killed a Farmington firefighter on Monday also displaced 30 nearby residents.
Debris from the deadly blast destroyed 11 mobile homes located behind the flattened Route 2 building that was once the headquarters for LEAP, an agency that provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“The Red Cross has been called in, the United Way is involved as well,” said Town Manager Richard Davis. “And the town has a general assistance program as all town’s do in case of emergencies.”
The landlord for the mobile home park has said the property was insured.
Capt. Michael Bell, 68, was killed in the 8 a.m. explosion, and half a dozen others were injured.
The town manager said the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is accepting donations for both LEAP and displaced residents. Go to uwtva.org to find out more.