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1 dead in Sun Prairie house explosion

SUN PRAIRIE (AP) -- An explosion killed one person, injured two others and reduced a house to rubble in a southern Wisconsin community early Tuesday.

Debris from the exploded house hung from the trees and was scattered in the street in the Sun Prairie neighborhood, which was evacuated following the explosion about 3:30 a.m.

We Energies shut off natural gas in the area. Utility representatives went to the neighborhood after there were several reports of a strong odor of natural gas.

Evacuated neighbors were sent initially to a nearby elementary school, then taken to Sunshine Place, a facility that houses a number of charitable organizations.

There's no immediate word on the conditions of the injured.

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SUN PRAIRIE (WAOW) -- Authorities say one man has died in the early morning house explosion caused by natural gas.

Another man and one woman were injured.  They were taken to UW Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The identities of the victims have not been identified.

Dane County authorities were on scene where a house was leveled after 3:00 a.m, Tuesday. Emergency crews responded to the 1200 block of Coral Drive in Sun Prairie. Authorities evacuated neighbors within a one-block radius of the home. Neighbors found debris from the home is scattered a couple of blocks away.

Officials confirm natural gas is the cause of the one-story house explosion. 

We Energies has shut off natural gas in a one-block area surrounding the house.  Homes in that area have also been evacuated.  Residents of those homes were being taken to West Side Elementary School, but have been moved to Sunshine Place.

Officials with the Sun Prairie School District have not decided if any schools will be closed, Tuesday. 

 

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