TransCanada pipeline fire reported near state border
KITTSON COUNTY -- Emergency crews responded to a fire at a portion of the TransCanada pipeline in Kittson County near the U.S.-Canada border around 9 p.m. Saturday night.
KITTSON COUNTY - Emergency crews responded to a fire at a portion of the TransCanada pipeline in Kittson County near the U.S.-Canada border around 9 p.m. Saturday night.
It happened just a few miles south of the border at the St. Vincent Compressor Station.
When crews arrived on scene, TransCanada workers had shut down the valve and allowed the gas to burn off.
Flames could be seen from miles away shooting high into the air.
The Emerson Fire Department says at least two homes on the Canadian side of the border were evacuated while crews worked to initially locate the fire.
After the location was found, all residents were allowed back home, as the fire was in a rural area.
The fire was extinguished around 1:10 a.m. Sunday and no injuries were reported.
Crews are on scene investigating the cause.
In a statement, TransCanada said that the pipeline provides natural gas to several communities in the area and there were no gas service interruptions.
The St. Vincent Compressor Station is used to control gas volumes received from the TransCanada Pipeline at Emerson, the company said.