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UPDATE: Authorities plan controlled detonation inside Beaver Dam apartment

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Authorities plan to conduct a controlled detonation today inside the Beaver Dam apartment where one man died in an explosion Monday.

Beaver Dam Police Chief  John Kreuziger said at a Wednesday morning news conference that the apartment contained, "highly volatile, homemade explosives."

"They are so sensitive and cannot be removed," Kreuziger said. 

The detonation is planned for about 1 p.m. Wednesday, and police will hold another news conference at 4 p.m. Kreuziger said the controlled detonation could cause additional damage to the affected apartment.

Residents affected by the evacuation can attend a town hall meeting at 11:30 a.m. at St. St. Katharine Drexel parish, 408 S. Spring St. with FBI victim assistance specialists and Dodge County Emergency Management. The meeting is only for affected residents.

The person discovered dead in the apartment has not yet been identified, and the investigation could take weeks or months, Kreuziger said. He did not say if the body had been recovered.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Officials have ruled out a meth lab as the cause of an explosion in a Beaver Dam apartment where one person died.

In a Tuesday morning news conference, Police Chief John Kreuziger said the apartment contains an explosive chemical, however investigators don't know exactly what the chemicals are at this time.  

Kreuziger said officials don't know for sure, but he said it did appear that the person was making explosives.

The body currently has not been removed from the apartment, and authorities are currently working on a plan to safely enter the apartment and retrieve it.

Chemicals also were found in a garage associated with the apartment, Kreuziger said. The name of the person who died has not been released.

Police are allowing the occupants of the following apartment complexes to return to their apartments: 115, 117, 119, 123, 125, 127 and 129 Knaup Drive, and 222, 224, 226 and 228 East Industrial Drive.

The Beaver Dam Police Department and Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is maintaining the evacuation order in place for all other residences that have already been evacuated.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Some residents are allowed to return to their homes after a deadly explosion Monday at their apartment building in Beaver Dam. 

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says 11 units are deemed safe for occupants to return at the Village Glen Apartments on Knaup Drive.

Those residences are posted on the Dodge County Sheriff's Facebook page.

Still, the Beaver Dam Police Department and Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is maintaining the evacuation order in place for all other residences that have already been evacuated. Residences that have not yet been deemed safe, they ask those residents to not try to return to their home as they will not be allowed in. Any residents who are unsure if they'll be allowed back in.

Any further information is expected to be announced at a press conference at the Beaver Dam Police Department at 10:30 Tuesday morning.

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BEAVER DAM (WKOW) -- Federal investigators are looking into a deadly explosion in Beaver Dam.
    The explosion happened around 1 p.m. Monday at the Village Glen Apartments on Knaup Drive.
    You can see it blew out the windows and a sliding glass door in a second floor apartment.
    The blast shocked neighbors.
    "I heard an explosion that rattled windows and obviously looked at the clock and I knew something didn't make sense. It was a pretty loud explosion," Kirby Krohn told WISN.
    Police say the man who died is in his late 20's.
    He has not been publicly identified.
    Investigators say they found dangerous chemicals inside the apartment.

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