7-12-18 sun prairie resident describes explosion

Brendan Burmeister says he was taking a nap when there was a knock on his apartment door.  Burmeister lives a block away from where a gas line exploded in downtown Sun Prairie Tuesday evening.  Burmeister  says it was loud and shook the entire apartment building.  “…so much that I hit the floor.  My cats went running, my dog went running.   I was confused trying to figure out if it was in the restaurant below where I lived or if it was nearby,”  Burmeister told WFDL news.  “It was such a force that it shattered the windows in the hallway.  It was a freaky experience.”  Burmeister was good friends with the firefighter who was killed in the explosion.  “He was one of those guys that got along with everybody, leaves behind a very young family.”   Burmeister was a guest on AM 1170s Between the Lines program.