Sun Prairie rocked by gas line explosion

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A large plume of smoke from a massive fire is seen in Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Witnesses said the fire broke out after a loud boom Tuesday night shook the community. Police blocked off downtown streets from traffic and onlookers. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)

A gas line explosion rocked a suburb of Madison Tuesday night.

It happened in downtown Sun Prairie just before 6:30 p.m. Everything within a half mile of the explosion has been evacuated. Several buildings were severely damaged.

There were reported injuries to two firefighters and a police officer.

It’s believed a contractor hit the gas line while working, causing a leak and subsequent explosion.

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