Home » World

Contractor strikes natural gas main, firefighter killed in explosion

13 July, 2018, 06:51 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • BREAKING: Gas EXPLOSION completely destroys buildings in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - A police lieutenant in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, says no deaths have been reported after an explosion rocked the downtown area but that authorities will be searching buildings.

Police said they were called to the area around 6:20 p.m. for complaints of the smell of gas, and then there was an explosion.

The firefighters who had gone to check a gas leak battled the blaze, including 34-year-old Cory Barr, a 15-year-veteran and captain at the Sun Prairie Fire Department.

Police Lt. Kevin Konopacki said that around 6:20pm, firefighters and police responded to a reported gas leak in downtown Sun Prairie, a community of about 30,000.

Five blocks of the downtown area had to be evacuated, including a nursing home. She said the utility's first responders were in the area working to shut off the flow of gas and make the area safe. "We are hurt, but we will come back", Sun Prairie Fire Chief Christopher Garrison said.

To-Play Shooter Warframe Announced For Switch: Panic Button Porting
However, the massively popular Fortnite has more than likely played a huge role in the acceptance of free-to-play games. And from there being able to hop into an Archwing to board an enemy freighter to reach a core, take it out, and escape.

"He was very, very proud of Sun Prairie and the community he lived in", DePula said.

Dane County Sheriff's Department operations manager Paul Logan says people were hurt in the explosion Tuesday evening in Sun Prairie, which has about 30,000 people. We will keep on building on this. Four buildings had significant damage, including Glass Nickel Pizza, the Professional Building, Water Tower Chophouse, and a residential home.

'People were scrambling, ' said Owen, who lives above his shop. Steve Owen, a small business owner, told reporters what he saw when firefighters and police officers started to mobilize, and he also recalled that the building across the street from his shop was "literally lifted up" by a fireball.

Andy Gay, a WMTV employee, said: "Our whole house shook". I thought someone had hit the building with their vehicle.

Recommended:



Popular

Thai Boys Wave to the World in First Video Since Their Rescue
The rescue mission began after the youth soccer team became trapped when heavy rainfall flooded the cave system on June 23. When asked if he had a message for Thai kids, he told them not to go into a cave when it's raining, eliciting laughter.

New MacBook Pro Keyboard is Noticeably Quieter Than its Predecessor
Additionally, Kuo said Apple may release a new low-priced laptop, similar to the MacBook Air, but likely rebranded in a new way. The Blackmagic eGPU's Radeon Pro 580 has 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM and supports Apple's Metal 3D-accelerated graphics framework.

At least 68 dead in floods, landslides
Yoshihide Suga said search operations were continuing after the worst weather-related disaster in Japan in over three decades. A man rides a scooter along a flooded road following a landslide, on July 10, 2018 in Yanohigashi near Hiroshima, Japan .

England hurting for third-place playoff at Russian Federation 2018 Fifa World Cup
The Three Lions' failure to reach their first World Cup final in 52 years was greeted with desolation in the stadium in Moscow. When I talk about what has changed for England , so much of it comes down to Gareth and his meticulous planning.

Injuries Reported After Plane Crashes With 11 People Aboard in Alaska
A plane carrying 11 people crashed Tuesday on a mountainside in Alaska, officials and rescuers said, but there were no deaths. All 11 passengers on the plane survived the crash on Mount Jumbo, southwest of the city of Ketchikan.

Trump Administration Will Not Meet Deadline for Reuniting Young Children
The US administration will not meet a July 10 deadline to reunite all children under the age of five with their families. They were finally reunited recently and will stay with relatives in OH while their claims are processed.

Donald Trump: NATO allies should double defence spend goal
But French president Emmanuel Macron denied there had been an agreement to boost spending over 2%. If the White House is as confused about the nature of the threat we face from Mr.

Be a force for good, navy SEAL commander tells Thai cave boys
The rescue mission began after the youth soccer team became trapped when heavy rainfall flooded the cave system on June 23. The four boys rescued Sunday have normal heart rates and no fever, and the two of them with lung infections are improving.

Joe Root's exclusion from T20 to fuel England test captain's desire
Indian wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav made a flurry of records in the first ODI of the three-match series against England . In the end, he got out playing the sweep shot - which is fine, because that's a shot that he plays exceptionally well.

Lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels says she was arrested
In 2016, Daniels sued Trump claiming that he never signed the nondisclosure or "hush" agreement, in hopes of making it invalid. Police documents show that Stormy touched Prather's butt and breasts and then put her own breasts in Prather's face.