Large Explosion Follows Gas Leak Report in Downtown Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Sun Prairie police and firefighters responded about 6:21 p.m. Tuesday July 10, 2018 to a report of a gas odor near the Barr House, 100 West Main Street, and Glass Nickel Pizza at 101 West Main Street.

An explosion occurred, which injured two firefighters and a police officer. All three were transported to a local hospital. A plume of smoke rose high in the sky, and the explosion was heard and felt for miles.

Police evacuated a five block area. Evacuees met for shelter at Sun Prairie High School at 888 Grove Street, Sun Prairie. The high school is about 0.75 mile south-southeast of the explosion scene.

We Energies (Wisconsin Gas) crews are on the scene.

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