EMERSON, Man. – Two homes in Manitoba that are just north of the Canada-US border were evacuated due to a natural gas pipeline fire.
TransCanada says the company and emergency officials responded to the fire at the St. Vincent compressor station in Kittson County, Minnesota, at about 9 p.m. on Saturday.
That’s about a kilometre south of the border near Emerson.
Residents who had to leave were allowed back to their homes two hours later, and the fire was completely out early Sunday morning.
No injuries have been reported and the cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
The facility has been shut down and the pipeline has been isolated to prevent gas from flowing into the station.