Smith said he and several others worked for twenty minutes to get all the residents away from the side of the building facing the plant. Smith was still working on moving residents when the explosion happened. The roof collapsed on top of him.
"I feel very blessed to have gotten out alive," said Smith.
Only one patient from the home died the night of the explosion. The facility was destroyed, but will be rebuilt, according to Smith and Muska.
Hand painted, wooden stars with words like "hope," "love" and "overcome this battle" are found posted in many neighborhoods where construction is underway. All gentle reminders that this town is healing.
"God saved us for a reason, now we got to live up to why we were saved," said Kevin Smith.
Federal investigators still have not determined what caused the fire that triggered the explosion at the plant. The investigation is continuing.