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One person injured in explosion, fire at potato storage facility

April 3, 2014, Coaldale, Alta. - One person has been injured in an explosion and fire at a potato storage facility in southwestern Alberta.

April 3, 2014
By The Canadian Press

Mounties say it happened Wednesday afternoon northeast of Coaldale.

Police say it's believed the result of a chemical treatment on some product inside of a barn that ignited.

RCMP say the person was taken to hospital in Lethbridge with non life-threatening burn injuries.

Occupational Health and Safety is investigating.

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


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