SUN PRAIRIE: ONE YEAR LATER
A WKOW TV 27 News special presentation looking back on the stories of heroism and resilience that began with the deadly explosion July 10, 2018 in Sun Prairie and continues
A group of Sun Prairie residents has filed a civil suit to recover losses they say they incurred during the gas main explosion a year ago that killed a firefighter and leveled a large portion of downtown.
RECOVERY AND REBUILDING
Police in Sun Prairie say a small fire rekindled late Wednesday night at the site of the Glass Nickel Pizza in Sun Prairie, one of several buildings destroyed by Tuesday’s explosion.
The owner of Barr House was killed in the explosion in Sun Prairie Tuesday. He was a volunteer firefighter, a father, and well-known in the community.
There are indications the location of underground utilities were marked in Sun Prairie’s downtown before a contractor struck a gas main with a deadly, damaging explosion ensuing.
Former Badgers football star and current Houston Texans standout JJ Watt has quietly made a large donation to the family of Cory Barr. GoFundMe has confirmed that Watt made a $10,000 donation to the fund setup for the fallen firefighter’s family.
Joseph Powelka’s century-old house on W. Main Street in Sun Prairie was reduced to rubble after a gas explosion caused a fire that engulfed his house Tuesday evening.
Drone video shot by Ole Allen July 10, 2018 shows the raging blaze above the Barr House and Glass Nickel Pizza in Sun Prairie.
The Dane County Salvation Army has been on the scene in Sun Prairie offering help in the aftermath of yesterday’s explosion.
One firefighter was killed in an explosion in Sun Prairie. Several other people were hurt.
The Sun Prairie Police Department says firefighters are actively fighting a fire at Main Street and Bristol Street and are asking everyone living within a five-block radius to evacuate.