8 Injured In Downtown Sun Prairie Explosion And Fire

 Emergency responders evacuated a half-mile radius around the site of an explosion in Sun Prairie's downtown area Tuesday evening. 

At least eight people were injured, including two firefighters and a police officer.  WE Energies says workers apparently punctured a four-inch gas main, which caused a major leak.  The first explosion was reported at about 7:15 P-M with fire crews already on the scene.  The blast flattened a bar and caused a major fire at a pizza restaurant.  The two firefighters had to be hospitalized, but other injuries were minor.  A search-and-rescue operation was delayed due to the threat of additional explosions.

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