FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The number of people seeking new housing after a massive building explosion in Farmington, Maine, now stands at 30.

Randy Dean, manager of a mobile home park, said all 11 mobile homes were rendered uninhabitable by the blast on Monday.

The American Red Cross said it's working with 10 people displaced by the explosion to ensure they have food and shelter. But Dean tells the Morning Sentinel that the number of people looking for housing is actually 30.

While the properties are insured, Dean was concerned the people are being forgotten in the wake of the devastation. He said many of those residing in the mobile home park "were living paycheck to paycheck."

The blast killed a firefighter and injured eight others. Six of them remained hospitalized on Wednesday.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.