- Associated Press - Sunday, May 15, 2016

TOWN OF BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) - Racine County authorities say a body has been pulled from the rubble of a home that exploded in the Town of Burlington in southeastern Wisconsin.

Firefighters were dispatched around 3:15 p.m. Saturday on a report of smoke and flames coming from the home. Then there was a large explosion before crews arrived. Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says the home was leveled.

The sheriff says the body was recovered around 8:45 p.m. He tells the Racine Journal Times (https://bit.ly/1rNmbMe ) that authorities planned to methodically comb through a large pile of debris, and were hoping not to find any additional victims.

The name of the person who died has not been released.

Schmaling says the investigation is expected to continue into coming days as crews search for the cause of the explosion.


Information from: The Journal Times, https://www.journaltimes.com

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