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Explosion at potato storage facility in southwestern Alberta

RCMP say one person was taken to hospital in Lethbridge with non life-threatening burns


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COALDALE, Alta.—One person has been injured in an explosion and fire at a potato storage facility in southwestern Alberta.

Mounties believe the Wednesday afternoon accident was the result of a chemical treatment on product inside of a barn that ignited.

RCMP say one person was taken to hospital in Lethbridge with non life-threatening burns.

Occupational Health and Safety is investigating.

The fire spread to six Quonset huts and damage is estimated in the millions of dollars.


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