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Explosion in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, levels in buildings around Main Street

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Tremendous damage to Wisconsin neighborhood after gas explosion

Raw video: gas leak explodes in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin the cause of major damage to the environment.

Several people were hospitalized after a gas explosion rocked the city of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on Tuesday.

Several buildings were raised in the incident, which took place around Main Street, WISC-TV reported, quoting the police. The area is allegedly to be evacuated.

#NBC15 gas explosion in sun prairie pic.twitter.com/o0MELjApfQ

— bdhayes (@bdhayes1) July 11, 2018

Several people were taken to the hospital after the explosion, according to Fox 6, but further details on injuries or deaths were not immediately available.

Two firefighters and a policeman were among the injured, the station reported.

The @glassnickel building is completely flooded from the #barrhouse #explosion that took place on Main St in #sunprairie, You can hear a small explosion. pic.twitter.com/teysecYiMH

— Megan Sheridan (@bymegansheridan) July 11, 2018

Video posted on social media showed blazing fire with smoke hurtling in the direction of the sky next to a heavy presence of the police.

Buildings leveled in Sun Prairie after the massive explosion on Main Street. #WKOW #sunprairie #explosion pic.twitter.com/Yg4VpYeZzB

— David Johnson (@DavidWKOW) July 11, 2018

An employee of WMTV said that his “whole house shook” of the explosion.

The Red Cross of Wisconsin tweeted that they set up a shelter for displaced residents, but that crimes location was not immediately known.

If the situation develops in Sun Prairie, our reception center looks like it will be located on a new location further away from the explosion. Info to come ASAP.

— Red Cross – Wisconsin (@RedCrossWIS) July 11, 2018

This is a developing story; check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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