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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Home Explosion

May 29, 2024
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

At approximately 11:00 pm, Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Fire Departments from Middleton, Verona, Mt. Horeb, Cross Plains, Union, and Black Earth, responded to a home explosion on the 4900 block of Capitol View Road in the town of Springfield. At this time, one person has been confirmed deceased.

It is believed the fire may have set off ammunition inside the home, which is why some nearby residents were reporting sounds of gunfire. Firefighters continue battling the fire, and Capitol View Road will be closed for several hours. The cause of the explosion has not been determined.

MG & E and Salvation Army also responded to the scene to assist. This is an ongoing investigation; additional information will be provided when it becomes available.


May 29, 2024 – At approximately 12:20 pm, a second person was found deceased at the scene of last night’s home explosion on Capitol View Road. Investigators from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the State Fire Marshal continue to process the scene to determine the potential cause of the explosion.

Additional information on the identities of the deceased individuals will come from the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office.


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