Harrison home destroyed in explosion

Posted at 8:42 AM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 18:19:06-04

A  home has suffered severe damage after an explosion in Village of Harrison. No one was home at the time of the explosion.

The Calumet County Sheriffs Department issued a statement on the incident: 

On 10/10/ 2018  at approximately 8:08 AM the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department received numerous 911 calls of a house explosion on Fire Lane 12 in the Village of Harrison.

Initial reports indicated that there were multiple people injured. Upon officers arrival officers discovered that the house was completely destroyed and on fire at the time. Two people in a neighboring home were injured and transported to a Green bay hospital for treatment. The injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

Several of the neighboring homes sustained severe damage.  Deputies and Harrison Fire Department evacuated all of the surrounding residences. An Emergency shelter was set up at the Harrison Village hall. Firefighter had to wait for the WE Energies to shut the gas off before extinguishing the fire. Nobody was home at the house where the explosion occurred.

The Investigation is into the cause of the explosion is ongoing by the Sheriffs Department and Harrison Fire Department. Assisting on scene was Buchannan Fire Department, Holland town Fire Department, Stockbridge Fire Department, Brillion Fire Department, Forest Junction Fire Department, Harrison First Responders, Gold Cross Ambulance, Wisconsin State Patrol, Menasha Police Department, Calumet County Emergency Government, Red Cross, Salvation Army and WE Energies.

The explosion happened Wednesday morning in the 5600-block of Fire lane 12 Road. According to officials, two women were injured in a nearby home. They were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Calumet County Officials say the home is a seasonal residence and that no one was home at the time of the explosion. 25 nearby homes have been evacuated and Appleton Police ask people to avoid the area at this time. Nearby roads in the area have been blocked off.

We Energies reports 78 customers are without power after the explosion. They say they plan to have power restored by 10 a.m. Wednesday. Gas to the home has been shut off.

NBC26 has a crew on the scene and is working to learn more details on this developing story.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.