- Investigators will try to figure out why a house exploded in southern Wisconsin.
The blast critically injured a man and caused damage to at least two dozen other homes in the neighborhood.
The 57-year-old man has significant injuries as a result of the explosion just before 7:00 p.m. Thursday night in Fitchburg.
Fire fighters say three nearby houses have major structural damage and 23 others have moderate to minor damage.
Debris from the explosion landed about a-half mile from the scene.
While the cause has not yet been determined, witnesses say there was a strong smell of gas.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and state investigators are assisting Fitchburg police.
|Story By: Associated Press