ALBERTA

Explosion On St. Michael Farm Leaves Man Seriously Burned

08/07/2013 06:32 EDT | Updated 10/07/2013 05:12 EDT
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ST. MICHAEL, Alta. - A man has been seriously injured in an explosion on a farm northeast of Edmonton.

Mounties say it happened near the hamlet of St. Michael, about 80 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

Police say a man was working inside a Quonset hut on a barrel with a torch when an unknown substance exploded.

RCMP say the man and the truck caught on fire.

The man was taken to University of Alberta hospital by STARS air ambulance.

Two Hills RCMP say they won't be releasing any more information.