Sun Prairie, we’re hoping for the best

One firefighter killed; several more people injured
Downtown a disaster area 

Sun Prairie fire

WKOW-TV contributed photo; looking west directly at the Barr House

Huge fire and explosion just after dinner / supper hour at 7 Tuesday evening (07-10-18) in Sun Prairie, the Squire’s old stomping grounds. Main and Bristol Streets are the heart of my old home town. That’s the old city hall pictured at right. The new city hall is a couple blocks to the east and the city council was meeting. Fortunately, the gas leak was reported a half-hour earlier so that people could be evacuated. First responders are dong an excellent job. Many of our family members were and are SP volunteer firefighters.

More here at WKOW-TV.

As the block may have looked Tuesday, July 10, at 6 p.m.:

Sun Prairie looking east

Looking east from Main Street Sun Prairie. From left, the Professional Bldg and Barr House. Across Bristol Street the old city hall, not damaged. On the right Glass Nickel Pizza and Water Tower Chophouse (formerly Herremann’s supper club).

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6 Responses to Sun Prairie, we’re hoping for the best

  1. Eric Z says:

    My thoughts go out to all of them, volunteer or not, they put their lives on the line. Godspeed young man.


  2. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    It made the National NBC News this morning and this evening, when they interviewed Barr’s widow.

    Have to hand it to her, if I’d just lost the lovely and long suffering Mrs. Gotch I wouldn’t be holding it together that well.

    Jesus; it looked like a war zone.

    The Gotch


  3. AnonyBob says:

    I think all of us, who can never agree on anything here, can agree this is a terrible event and a tragic loss.

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  4. madisonexpat says:

    So it would be wrong of me to say I thought it was Old Baldy hearing that Stormy Daniels had been arrested?


    • Batman says:

      Not necessarily wrong but probably in poor taste.

      Batman flying the Bat symbol at half-mast.
      Thoughts and prayers, very very sad.


  5. madisonexpat says:

    I have a lot of class but much of it is low.


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