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911 dispatchers "called into action" after Sun Prairie explosion Video included

In a one-hour period, after the explosion happened around 7 p.m., the Dane County 911 Center took 65 total calls with nearly half related to the blast in Sun Prairie.


Sun Prairie firefighter Ryan Welch recovering, thankful for community support Video included

A fundraiser Friday night in Madison was held to help the family of Ryan Welch, the firefighter who was hurt and survived the Sun Prairie explosion.


Sun Prairie officials give update on businesses around explosion site Video included

Officials with the city of Sun Prairie gave an update Friday on how local businesses are moving forward after last week's deadly explosion.


Gov. Walker declares State of Emergency for Sun Prairie, Dane County Video included

Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency for Sun Prairie and Dane County following the deadly explosion that destroyed parts of the city's downtown.


Music helps in healing process in Sun Prairie, brings in money for Barr family

Music is helping to move people in Sun Prairie forward.


Bracelet and keychain sales benefit Sun Prairie Disaster Relief Fund Video included

The spirit of #SunPrairieStrong was evident outside Prairie Kids Club on Thursday.


DOT discusses plans to rebuild downtown Sun Prairie street after explosion Video included

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is promising a speedy reconstruction of the downtown streets that were damaged in the deadly explosion on July 10th. The plans come as a breath of fresh air for business owners who are trying to return to sense of normalcy around their shops.


Middleton doughnut shop raises money for Sun Prairie relief Video included

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Hurts Donut is selling "Sun Prairie Strong" doughnuts Thursday to help the victims of the Sun Prairie explosion.   


Sun Prairie family's mixed emotions in homecoming after explosion Video included

One Sun Prairie family's return home to a property damaged by the downtown explosion comes with mixed emotions.


911 calls reveal Sun Prairie explosion response unfolding

A week after a deadly explosion in Sun Prairie, we're hearing how response to the blast unfolded through dispatch recordings. 


Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Dept. back to full staff after explosion Video included

It was an explosion that rocked downtown Sun Prairie and called for dozens of firefighters from multiple departments, including Sun Prairie's bravest. One week later, after help from other departments to help fill shifts during a time of mourning, Sun Prairie's fire department is back on its own.


UPDATE: Culver's to donate $20K to Sun Prairie explosion victim families Video included

Culver's is donating 50 percent of its sales on Tuesday to the families of Sun Prairie firefighters Cory Barr and Ryan Welch.


Hotel offers a free place to stay for those evacuated from explosion site Video included

A week after a contractor in Sun Prairie hit a gas main causing a leak and then an explosion, local businesses are still trying to help those who lost their homes.  The Quality Inn in Sun Prairie is offering those who are evacuated from their homes a place to stay.  


Wife of firefighter killed in Sun Prairie explosion opens up Video included

Less than a week after the explosion many people are moving on to what's next, but Captain Cory Barr's wife is still dealing with her loss. 


Bear Communications says its subcontractor was working at site of explosion

A subcontractor of Bear Communications, which had been contracted by Verizon for a fiber optic project, was working at the site of the gas main explosion, according to a statement from the company. 


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