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UPDATE: Driver arrested after crashing into home, causing gas leak

UPDATE (WKOW) — A driver will be charged after police say he struck a house and a gas meter, causing a gas leak Thursday night.

Cade Hellenbrand, 19, faces charges of first offense OWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, a seat belt violation and failure to maintain control of a vehicle.

There were no injuries reported.


UPDATE (WKOW) — All residents could return home after a brief evacuation due to a gas leak. According to the fire department a car crashed into a gas meter alongside a home on East Dayton St.

The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. According to the Madison Fire Department when crews arrived on scene they could smell gas and hear it leaking from the meter. They evacuated all homes within 300 ft.

Madison, Gas and Electric arrived to turn off the gas and clear the scene.

According to the fire department, the driver was able to get out of the vehicle on his own. They could not say if he sustained any injuries from the crash.

The crash caused some damage to the home. The fire department does not have a cost estimate as of 12 a.m. Friday.

The fire department swept the homes and cleared the evacuation close to 10:30 p.m.

The residents were allowed back in the home where the crash occurred around 11 p.m.

Investigators are still working to determine what caused the crash.


MADISON (WKOW) — Firefighters have evacuated homes and businesses on a city block on Madison’s isthmus due to a gas leak. The evacuation order is for homes along Johnson Street, between Few and Ingersoll Streets.

A car crashed into a house on East Dayton Street, damaging a gas line, a Fire Department spokesperson said.

This is a breaking news story. Check back here for developments.

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