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House explosion caused by gas leak

Posted on Jul 5, 2018 by
General News

(Oneida Reservation) ~ On June 30, 2018 at approximately 7:32 am, Oneida Police Department responded to a call of an explosion of a house at W1520 Ray Road on the Oneida Reservation. As a result, a 27 year old female, Emily Tank was found at the residence deceased. A 65 year old male, Alan Wiesler, was injured in the explosion and succumbed to his injuries on July 1, 2018.

The cause of the explosion has been determined not to be criminal by the Wisconsin Department of Justice- Division of Criminal investigation Arson Investigators. It is believed to have been caused by a gas leak.  The criminal investigation is closed.

“Our appreciation goes out to all the agencies that assisted in this incident and investigation  and we extend our sincere sympathy to the families who were affected by this tragic accident,” said Oneida Police Chief, Rich Van Boxtel.