Beaver Dam Apartment Building To Be Burned Down

Officials plan to burn down the rest of a Beaver Dam apartment building where an explosion killed a man last week. Mayor Rebecca Glewen said the controlled burn is scheduled for Wednesday. Glewen said some surrounding apartment complexes will be evacuated prior to the burn, and nearby roads will be closed. She said heat from the controlled burn will “render the situation finally safe.” The mayor said no one is allowed back in the building. A fund has been started for the displaced residents.

The explosion happened a week ago at the Village Glen Apartments. A man inside the unit was killed. His name has not been released. Explosive experts detonated the rest of the unit Wednesday because of the volatile chemicals still inside.