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Firefighter dies after gas explosion turns street into rubble

One firefighter died and several others were injured Tuesday in a gas explosion that tore through a small Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, business district, shooting up a plume of orange flames and white smoke and blowing wood and concrete debris across half a city block.

Emergency management worker warned of failed siren

Months before severe storms hit the Fox Valley and caused $31 million in damages earlier this month, an emergency management official warned Outagamie County supervisors the county's weather warning system was at risk.