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The apartment that exploded with one death at 109 Knaup Drive is seen Thursday, one day after it was blown up again by authorities to clear out volatile chemicals. The FBI continues to investigate and a resident said she was told the entire building will be demolished.

There are several ways to help those who lived at 109 Knaup Drive, the Beaver Dam apartment building that was wracked by an explosion last week and was burned to the ground as a safety precaution.

Financial donations: An account for monetary donations has been opened to assist the residents who have been displaced from the Village Glen Apartments. The funds will be for Village Glen Apartments Building 109 residents only, as residents of all other buildings have been able to return to their homes. Donations can be made at any Dodge County Horicon Bank location. The name of the account is Dodge County COAD/Beaver Dam Apartments.

Donated items: Donations of clothing, goods or furniture can be brought to St Vincent de Paul, 125 Dodge Drive.

Fire department fundraiser: The Beaver Dam Professional Firefighter Charities will host a bowling tournament Saturday at Tower Lanes, 1660 N. Spring St. Registration for the event will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the tournament starting around 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the residents through the Horicon Bank account listed above. The cost is $20 for two games and shoes. There will also be raffles going on throughout the day. Donations for raffle prizes or money can be done by contacting Nick Guthery at: or 414-614-8708.