A group of homeowners filed a civil lawsuit seeking damages to recover losses from property and related damages as a result of a deadly natural gas explosion in downtown Sun Prairie.
Nine homeowners filed the lawsuit on August 2. They complaint is against VC Tech, Bear Communications, Verizon, WE Energies, and USIC Locating Services.
On July 10, 2018, a gas main was hit near the intersection of Bristol and Main Street while crews were trying to put in fiber-optic lines. An explosion happened as a result of the leak, killing Sun Prairie Fire Captain Cory Barr. Authorities say an ignition source of the explosion was never found.
In December 2018, officials announced there would be no criminal charges in the explosion.
Several homes and buildings were damaged in the explosion.