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Hog Barn Explodes in RM of Ritchot

January 24, 2011 2:23 PM | News


An accidental explosion destroyed part of this hog barn in the RM of Ritchot on Thursday, January 20, 2011. No one was hurt. (RCMP HANDOUTS)

A methane gas explosion destroyed a hog barn south of Winnipeg in the RM of Ritchot last Thursday.

Emergency crews were called to the property on Leblanc Road shortly after 5:30 p.m.

RCMP say an equipment malfunction caused a spark and ignited a build up of methane gas within the building.

No people or livestock were hurt and structural damage was only caused to the west building.


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