A microwave that may have been destroyed by fireworks Sunday night on state-owned land in Fitchburg was the subject of a multi-agency police response in a continuing investigation led by Capitol Police, officials said.
Fitchburg police initially responded at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday to reports of a loud boom near the Nevin Springs Wildlife area, right before the Swan Creek subdivision.
On Monday, the Dane County Sheriff's Office assisted by sending its bomb squad, spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said, and UW-Madison Police provided a police dog trained in explosives detection, according to spokesman Marc Lovicott. The state division of Criminal Investigation also helped with scene work and evidence collection, spokesman Johnny Koremenos said, with a follow-up investigation to be completed by Capitol Police.
Steve Michels, spokesman for Capitol Police, said Tuesday the department was investigating how a microwave had exploded. Fireworks were found on the scene, he said, but there was no other damage or injuries, with nothing to indicate any ongoing threat to the public at this time.