Beaver Dam apartment complex explosion kills one

The scene of an apartment complex explosion, March 5, 2018. (WITI-TV)

BEAVER DAM (WLUK) -- An explosion at an apartment complex in Dodge County killed one man and forced more than 100 others to evacuate.

Police were called to the apartment complex on Knaup Drive in Beaver Dam around 1:00 p.m. Monday.

Police say an unknown chemical inside caused the explosion.

The investigation has led officials to believe there may still be chemical materials present and have required the evacuation of several other apartment buildings in the area of the explosion.

The man who was killed is believed to be in his late 30's and a resident of the apartment complex.

The Red Cross is helping displaced residents.

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