Follow Up: Lessons learned from the Sun Prairie explosion one year later

  • Source: WEAU-TV 13 News
  • Published: 07/10/2019 12:01 PM

In Sun Prairie, grass now grows where the Barr House and the Glass Nickel once stood at the corner of Main and Bristol Streets. A visible sign that the healing process continues after the fatal gas explosion on July 10, 2018 that leveled a part of the city's downtown and killed Fire Captain Cory Barr. One year has passed, but the memories are still fresh in the minds of those who work as first responders and especially those who call Sun Prairie home. In the past 365 days, a lot has already changed. Sun Prairie Fire Chief Christopher Garrison and Sun Prairie Police Lieutenant Kevin Konopacki reflected on the the lesson learned from that fateful day and the changes their departments have implemented. .."Communication. Communication. Communication," said Lt. Konopacki. Not just with first responders, but also with the community...


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