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Posted by FOX6 News Milwaukee on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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One firefighter was killed and several others were hurt in an explosion that happened downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday.
According to officials, a total of 6 firefighters were hurt responding to the fire.
The explosion happened on Tuesday around 6:20 p.m. at the intersection of Main and Bristol Streets after police were called to the area for a gas leak.
An explosion rocked a Wisconsin community Tuesday night, July 10 after a contractor struck a natural gas main in a downtown area filled with bars and other businesses. Officials say one firefighter has died and another firefighter remains in critical condition following the explosion.
The powerful blast around 7:15 p.m. sent a plume of smoke and flames into the air.
Firefighters and police officers responded to a reported gas leak, and an evacuation was underway when the blast happened Tuesday, said Sun Prairie police Lt. Kevin Konopacki. He added that lives were likely saved as a result of the evacuation.