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Pipeline explodes in southern Manitoba

A natural gas pipeline exploded in southern Manitoba on January 19, 2014, sending flames into the air and leading to the evacuation of five homes.


A natural gas pipeline exploded in southern Manitoba on January 19, 2014, sending flames into the air and leading to the evacuation of five homes.

TransCanada Pipeline said in a statement that a fire broke out around 1:15 a.m. local time on the Canadian Mainline natural gas pipeline system.

Near the community of St. Pierre-Jolys, officials evacuated five homes about 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg.

Police say there were no injuries or damage to homes and property in the area.