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Firefighter killed in Wisconsin natural gas explosion

Firefighter dies & other firefighters hurt while investigating gas leak in Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie explosion — drone video

Watch: Drone video from WMTV shows the scene in downtown Sun Prairie after an explosion that sent at least three to the hospital Tuesday evening. http://via.fox6now.com/ce5xb

Posted by FOX6 News Milwaukee on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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PREVIOUSLY – Early video: Explosion levels buildings in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

WMTV-TV:

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.

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WITI-TV:

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.

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