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

Marathon County Sheriff's officers were responding to another call in the Walmart parking lot on Rib Mountain Drive around 12:45 p.m. when they heard and felt the large explosion.


They went to the intersection of Rib Mountain Drive and Cloverland Lane, where they discovered that a U-Haul trailer being towed by car had exploded, leaving hundreds of feet of debris.

Officers think the explosion was caused by a buildup of propane gas inside the trailer, which began after the trailer's load shifted and caused another item to press against a gas grill igniter.

The Marathon-Oneida County Bomb Squad investigated the explosion.



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