Some Beaver Dam apartment residents allowed back in after explosion

Most residents displaced in Monday’s explosion at a Beaver Dam apartment complex were let back into their homes Wednesday night.

With the exception of the building where the actual explosion happened, the complex was opened to the public around 6 p.m. 

Carissa Kriehn said, “There’s a lot that they can’t tell us because it is under investigation, but we can go home. That’s all I wanted to hear.”

She lives in the building across the street from where the explosion happened and is happy to be back in her apartment with her young son. 

Others were told they wouldn’t be allowed back in just yet. Many of those people live in the same building as the suspect who died in the initial explosion.

While authorities rendered the rest of the explosives found in the apartment safe, they aren’t sure about the structural integrity of the building.

Reid Steinbach lives in that building and said, “They said pretty much the building — depending on how bad it is, they may have to tear the building down at some point.”

The remaining residents say they should learn sometime Thursday when they will be allowed back in. They will likely only be able to move their belongings out while the building is repaired or demolished. 

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