One killed in house explosion near Milwaukee |

One killed in house explosion near Milwaukee

The Associated Press
Created: July 28, 2021 04:31 PM

SULLIVAN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed when a home exploded in the Town of Rome, about 45 miles west of downtown Milwaukee.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says victim was inside the home when it exploded Tuesday afternoon and was the only person home when it happened.

WISN-TV reported that the force of the blast appeared to cause part of the foundation wall to collapse and blew in the doors of a garage. The explosion damaged the siding of nearby homes and shattered windows.

The cause is not known.


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