Police: Beaver Dam apartment total loss after explosion

Published: Mar. 9, 2018 at 10:28 AM CST
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The Beaver Dam Police Department says an apartment building is a total loss, after an explosion killed a man on Monday.

It happened at 109 Knaup Drive Monday afternoon, where plice say the initial explosion happened on the second floor. The blast blew out windows and the sliding glass door of apartment number 11.

Police have not released the name of the man who died in the explosion.

After that, officials evacuated the building, and held a controlled explosion, when they determined it was the safest route to clear the area.

In a press release, the Beaver Dam Police Department said there are immediate plans to remove the building, saying “there are still on-going concerns about the remnant explosive materials.”

Police say the nearby buildings are safe.

Right now, police still have a security perimeter around the apartment complex where the initial blast happened.

People who lived in the building are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation to the families involved in the explosion, should do so at any Horicon Bank within Dodge County.