Fire And Explosion At Knaus Cheese

An employee at Knaus Cheese was seriously injured in an explosion and fire at the company’s auto shop Friday morning. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials say Travis Klotzbach was using a cutting torch on an empty 55 gallon barrel. An explosion injured his legs, back and face. ThedaStar helicopter flew him to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. The fire was contained to the auto shop, which sustained smoke and fire damage. Several fire departments responded to the call at N5722 County Highway C at 7:02 a.m.