Manitoba

Fire, explosion destroy vehicles at St. Andrews Airport

Exploding cars sent a thick plume of black smoke into the air at St. Andrews Airport Sunday afternoon. 

Fire chief says 3 cars exploded, another damaged

Fire department officials said the reason why the first car caught on fire is not yet known. (Janice Grant/CBC)

Exploding cars sent a thick plume of black smoke into the air at St. Andrews Airport Sunday afternoon. 

St. Andrews Fire Chief Ken Peacock said one car caught on fire and it spread to other vehicles parked nearby as gas tanks ruptured and exploded. Three cars caught on fire and a fourth was damaged.

No one was injured, officials told CBC.

One car caught on fire and it spread to other vehicles parked nearby as gas tanks ruptured and exploded, said St. Andrews Fire Chief Ken Peacock. (CBC)

The fire appears to have broken out just before 2 p.m. 

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