Burn of apartment building in Beaver Dam postponed until Thursday

Explosives are detonated at the Village Glen apartment complex in Beaver Dam March 7, 2018. (Image Courtesy WITI-TV)

BEAVER DAM (WLUK) -- A controlled burn to raze an apartment building that was damaged in an explosion has been postponed.

According to a post on the Beaver Dam Police Department's Facebook page, the burn will take place on Thursday instead of Wednesday. Officials cited forecast wind speeds in explaining the postponement.

Building 109 of the Village Glen Apartments was damaged in the March 5 explosion that killed one man. Later in the week, specialists detonated more chemicals that were found in the apartment. Authorities then decided to demolish the rest of the building by burning it.

Police have not released the name of the victim. Investigators say they have not found any links to terrorism.

Flight and drone restrictions as well as road closures are in place in the area of the burn Thursday, starting at 9 a.m.

According to officials, 15 families have been displaced by the explosion. Each family has been assigned a team with the Dodge County Human Services and Public Health for assistance. They are also being helped by St. Vincent DePaul, the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and other local organizations.

An account for monetary donations has been set up for displaced residents at Dodge County Horicon Banks. Any non-monetary donations can be taken to St. Vincent DePaul on Dodge Drive or the American National Bank in Dodge County.

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