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SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Friday marks two years since an explosion in downtown Sun Prairie, and the community is planning a special remembrance ceremony.

(Read our full Sun Prairie coverage HERE.)

The gas main explosion killed Firefighter Capt. Cory Barr, injured two others and leveled a large portion of downtown.

Two years later, the city of Sun Prairie plans to unveil a memorial statue and rename a street during a ceremony that begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Events beginning at 5:30 p.m.:

  • Opening prayer: Pastor Charlie Brandt
  • Opening remarks: Chief Christopher Garrison, Sun Prairie Fire and Rescue
  • Police department: Sgt. Ray Thomson, SNPD
  • Street dedication: Mary Polenske, Sun Prairie City County president
  • Comments: Abby Barr
  • Statue dedication: Fire Department personnel
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