Postmedia News, Calgary Herald, January 2, 2011
CALGARY — A fire was sparked after an explosion this weekend at a gas pipeline in the area of Swan Hills, Alta., about 220 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, an oil and gas company has reported.
Pengrowth Energy Corp. issued a news release saying its line ruptured north of a processing facility.
The company said it followed its emergency-response plan and that the pipeline was "quickly isolated and contained."
There were no injuries, said the company, adding the as-yet unexplained rupture took place in an isolated area with no homes nearby.
Police and firefighters responded to the incident, and an investigation into what happened is underway, the company said.
Repairs are expected to take five to 10 days, the company said.
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