One killed as explosion levels condo complex in Yarmouth, Maine

An explosion likely caused by a buildup of gas killed a 55-year-old man and destroyed his Yarmouth, Maine, condominium this morning, a state fire official said.

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The man has not been identified. He was the only person injured in the explosion, said Sergeant Joel Davis of the Maine fire marshal’s office.

The blast, which occurred around 6:30 at 50 Gables Drive, also damaged 12 other homes in the area, said Davis. Some buildings suffered broken windows, but others may be uninhabitable for some time due to the extensive damage caused by debris, he said

There are no preliminary indications of foul play, but the explosion is under investigation, Davis said.

Yarmouth is roughly 10 miles north of Portland, Maine.