A group of people who lost their homes in downtown Sun Prairie in a natural gas explosion last year is suing the companies they say are responsible. Nine former downtown residents sued last Friday.
The litigants allege VC Tech, Bear Communications, Verizon, We Energies, and USIC Locating Services all played a role in failing to locate a gas line that was ruptured, leading to the devastating explosion on July 10th of last year. A Sun Prairie firefighter died, and another was injured
There are four other lawsuits in Dane County court related to the explosion.