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Memorial event planned Wednesday to mark one year since deadly Farmington explosion

Due to COVID concerns, anyone who attends is asked to please stay inside their vehicle.
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Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 11:23 AM EDT
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FARMINGTON, Maine (WABI) -Wednesday marks one year since the deadly explosion that left the town of Farmington stunned and mourning the loss of one of their firefighters.

The explosion at LEAP Incorporated killed Farmington Fire Captain Michael Bell.

Several others were injured, including the building’s maintenance supervisor, Larry Lord.

Firefighters and the family of Captain Bell will gather at the firehouse for a private ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

At 8:18 a.m. - a moment of silence will mark the exact time of the explosion.

A drive by parade will take place at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning.

It will pass by a memorial that has been installed at the site where the blast occurred.

Due to COVID concerns, anyone who attends is asked to please stay inside their vehicle.

Governor Mills has directed that the United States and State of Maine flags be lowered statewide on Wednesday in recognition of the one year anniversary of that explosion in Farmington.

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