FARMINGTON – Fire investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office reached out to federal partners for assistance determining the cause of a deadly explosion in Farmington.
Investigators were back Tuesday morning to examine the scene, but say it’s going to be a “long process” in terms of pinpointing what went wrong.
“It’s a slow, methodical process that is going to take some time. I do not have any answers at this time as far as exactly what transpired,” said Sgt. Ken Grimes of the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
“The actual scene itself was a tremendous explosion,” Sgt. Grimes later added. “I’ve done a number of explosions in buildings over the years and it’s the worst one I‘ve seen as far as structural damage and neighborhood damage.”
Fire investigators from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are providing extra hands to help determine the cause.
Officials say they will give an update Wednesday and they hope to have some answers by the end of the week.