Manitoba

Propane truck fire shuts down Highway 10 near Brandon

Highway 10 north of Brandon was closed for a short period of time Monday afternoon after a truck caught fire at a propane depot just outside the city.

Highway closed while firefighters battled flames and thick smoke on Monday

A burning propane truck sent a thick plume of black smoke into the air north of Brandon on Monday evening. (John Chorney )

Highway 10 north of Brandon was closed for a short period of time Monday afternoon after a truck caught fire at a propane depot just outside the city. 

Emergency crews were called to the Heritage Co-op propane centre just north of Brandon at about 5:30 p.m. Monday, RCMP said.

RCMP cleared people from the scene and Mounties and Brandon Police Service officers shut down the highway due to the risk from the fire near combustible propane. 

Firefighters quickly put the propane truck fire out and the highway was opened about 30 minutes later, RCMP said.

No one was hurt. RCMP said the fire isn't considered suspicious. 

RCMP and Brandon police closed down Highway 10 north of Brandon Monday evening for about half an hour due to a fire in a truck at a local propane depot. (John Chorney)