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Gas Explosion Kills One, Sets Multiple Buildings Ablaze in Wisconsin Suburb

13 July 2018, 06:55 | Devin Moran

Explosion rocks US suburb after gas main hit

BREAKING: Gas EXPLOSION completely destroys buildings in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA

Sun Prairie police Lt. Kevin Konopacki says there have been no reports of people missing following the gas leak and explosion blast Tuesday evening that killed a firefighter and injured more than a dozen other people.

Konopacki said authorities were evacuating the area when the explosion occurred, likely saving lives.

Sun Prairie is a suburb of the state capital of Madison. The blast caused burning debris to rain down on downtown Sun Prairie, set vehicles parked nearby on fire and sent up a cloud of smoke that could be seen for miles. "It's a testament that he served as a firefighter to how much he cared about the community".

Jill Thompson, 56, who lives about two blocks away, said she saw smoke immediately after the blast occurred.

Konopacki said the firefighters were taken to a hospital, while the officer was treated at the scene.

Steve Owen, 60, who owns Sun City Cyclery and Skates in downtown Sun Prairie, said he saw firefighters and police officers on the street and then the explosion happened. I thought someone had hit the building with their vehicle.




Logan says he has no additional information at this time.

Flames were spotted late Wednesday night at Glass Nickel Pizza, one of the buildings heavily damaged by Tuesday's natural gas explosion.

Police have not been able to determine when people will be able to return to the area.

Officials also said several buildings were levelled and that evacuations are underway.

All 12 gas lines in the area were shut off by about 9:30 p.m. Around 500 customers in the area are still without gas service.

"We open at 5 am, so if you need refuge, a shower or just a place to be calm and cool for a while, please come and see us at the Y", it said in a statement.



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