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Trailer explodes on road in Rib Mountain FridaySubmitted: 08/01/2015
RIB MOUNTAIN - A U-Haul trailer exploded in Rib Mountain Friday on a busy road. No one was hurt in the accident.

Marathon County Sheriff's officers were in the Walmart parking lot on Rib Mountain Drive for another call around 12:45 in the afternoon. Officers then heard and felt a large explosion.

They went to the intersection of Rib Mountain Drive and Cloverland Lane. A car towing a U-Haul trailer exploded, leaving hundreds of feet of debris.

Officers think the explosion was caused by a buildup of propane gas inside the trailer. When the load shifted, it caused an item to press against a gas grill igniter inside the trailer. The explosion is believed to be an accident.

The Marathon-Oneida County Bomb Squad investigated the explosion.




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