Explosion at Wisconsin Marine Construction Company Injures 6
A huge fire set off by an explosion burned Thursday at a marine construction company in southeast Wisconsin.
Three civilians and three firefighters were injured at Summerset Marine Construction in the small Waukesha County community of Eagle, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of Milwaukee.
Kathy and I are keeping everyone involved in the explosion at Summerset Marine Construction in Eagle in our thoughts and are praying for full and speedy recoveries for all those injured. Thank you to the first responders who arrived on the scene quickly to help.
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) May 19, 2022
Aerial video showed a massive black cloud of smoke billowing from the building.
An explosion touched off the fire, said Kettle Moraine Fire District administrative assistant Janine Conk. There was no immediate word about what caused the explosion.
Explosion and fire started shortly before 8AM at Summerset Marine Construction in Eagle.
– 6 people injured (3 civilians 3 firefighters) 1 seriously hurt
– Firefighters haven’t been able to get in the building, also have to truck water in
– Cause is under investigation pic.twitter.com/YRAku5hrl5
— Mary Jo Ola (@MaryJoOlaTV) May 19, 2022
Eagle Elementary School is located about a quarter-mile from Summerset Marine. A school official told WTMJ-TV that staff said the building seemed to shake for a few seconds about 7:50 a.m.
The company makes piers and docks, with a 24,000-square-foot (2,230-square-meter) facility in Eagle that includes a showroom, office, factory and warehouse, according to its website.
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