1 person dead after explosion and fire in Springfield

  • Source: WKOW-TV ABC 27 Madison
  • Published: 05/29/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett confirms one person is dead after an explosion and fire at a home on Capitol View Road near Middleton. "We have confirmed that one individual is deceased, but that individual has not been identified. Nor have we confirmed or made contact with the residents of the home at this time," said Sheriff Barrett. People in the area started calling in something that sounded like an explosion and fire at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. Some residents reported sounds of gunshots as well. "At this moment, we do believe there might have been a amount a large amount of ammunition that might have been activated by the high temperatures from the flames," said Sheriff Barrett. In an overnight press briefing, authorities confirmed an explosion happened at the home in the 4900 block of Capitol View Road in the town of Springfield.


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