Explosion brings multiple fire departments to Kilby Lake home

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency 911 call on Tuesday, November 8th, at 2:51 p.m., reporting a house explosion at 345 County Hwy. B on Kilby Lake, in the City of Montello.

A neighbor made the call after hearing a large explosion, according to Sheriff Joe Konrath. The neighbor went outside and saw smoke shooting across the lake. The neighbor then reported seeing flames coming from the house and heard two more explosions.

The Montello Fire Department responded along with Oxford F.D., Harris F.D., Village of Westfield F.D., Princeton F.D., Marquette County EMS and Sheriff’s Deputies. The house was not occupied at the time of the explosion and there were no injuries reported.

The house explosion is under investigation by the Montello Fire Department and Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was also contacted.