Firefighter Killed, a Dozen Injured in Gas Explosion and Fire near Madison, Wisconsin

Firefighter Killed, a Dozen Injured in Gas Explosion and Fire near Madison, Wisconsin

Todd Richmond | Chicago Tribune

A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday.

The blast in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday evening also injured at least a dozen people and left residents of the Madison suburb wondering how they’ll put their downtown back together.

“It’s just hard to look at the pictures (of the explosion and ruined downtown) and see what our city looks like now,” resident Erin Updike said…(Read the full story)

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