A house fire stemming from an explosion occurred on Monday, September 26 before 8:30 a.m. in the Town of West Bend along Eagle Lane.
The explosion woke one of the residents, a 24-year-old, who noticed the presence of smoke and fire coming from that same area. He was able to help three of his family members escape, including a 12-year-old and a 54-year-old, but was helpless when it came to rescuing his sister, who was in the basement where the explosion originated.
Firefighters responded to his call within minutes and went to rescue his sister, who had only minor injuries that were treated when she went, by ambulance, to St. Mary’s Burn Center in Milwaukee. The resident who rescued the others suffered cuts to his arms and hands, but no firefighters were injured.
The West Bend Fire Department received help from the Allenton, Boltonville, Germantown, Hartford, Jackson, Kewaskum, Kohlsville, Newburg, Saukville, Slinger, and St. Lawrence departments and the family is receiving aid from the Red Cross. The cause of the explosion has not yet been determined, but the house faces $300,000 worth of damage.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in a residential gas explosion, the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can alleviate your pain and suffering. We can be of help by calling (414) 271-0900.