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Firefighters investigate cause of explosion that ‘shook entire neighborhood'

Crews find burned area around light post

MADISON, Wis. - Crews from the Madison Fire Department are still investigating what caused an explosion that reportedly shook an entire west side neighborhood Wednesday.

Residents on Starr Grass Drive reported hearing a loud explosion around 3:30 p.m., officials said.

Firefighters found several people examining a street light post when they arrived, according to a release. Crews noticed the area surrounding the post had been burned, but there was no fire, smoke or damage to the pole.

MFD crews talked with several witnesses about what they heard, smelled and saw, but no one reported seeing any suspicious activity before the incident.


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