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Canadian Pacific Railway said a train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Sask ., early Monday morning. Ryan Kessler reports. CP Rail train hauling crude oil derails east of Saskatoon.
Fires continued burning for more than 24 hours after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in eastern Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a town's centre and killed at least one person. Police said they expected the death toll to rise. The explosions sent residents of
A Saskatchewan woman who lives next to the site of a CP train derailment says a fire is still burning more than 24 hours later.
Melanie Loessl lives just south of Highway 16, near Guernsey, where the train carrying crude oil jumped the tracks shortly after midnight on Monday, causing an enormous blaze.
Nobody was injured and CP said in an update Monday afternoon that there was no impact to waterways. The stretch of Highway 16 near the site was still closed to traffic as of 7:30 a.m. CST Tuesday.
However, further details from authorities about the incident and the status of the fire suppression and cleanup were scant early Tuesday morning.
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According to the rail workers' union, the victim was a 56-year-old father with 32 years on the job.The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) confirmed the man, a 56-year-old father with 32 years on the job, was a member of the union.
Her daughter told her a train had derailed and caught fire. "When I looked out my window, all I could see Canadian Pacific Railway said the train was carrying crude oil when it derailed . The company isn't sure how Heavy smoke from the train filled the air, forcing police to close Highway 16 for hours .
The fiery derailment of a Canadian Pacific ( CP ) freight train overnight left a large swath of According to a news release from CP , the train derailed around midnight local time and no injuries were reported. There was no immediate word on how many rail cars were involved and CP noted that an
In a note sent out Monday afternoon, the Saskatchewan government estimated firefighters still had eight to 10 hours of work left to suppress the fire.
"I still see flames," Loessl said early Tuesday. "There's lots of smoke."
'Crews out there working hard'
Loessl's driveway runs parallel to the train tracks. She said the flames are less intense today.
"There's a few times this morning that I've seen them going higher. I'm not sure if that's because they're moving stuff or what. But there's lots of smoke yet.
CP Rail train hauling crude oil derails east of Saskatoon
Canadian Pacific Railway said a train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Sask., early Monday morning.Canadian Pacific Railway said the train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Sask., at around midnight. No injuries have been reported.
Emergency crew respond to CP Rail train hauling crude oil that derailed near Guernsey, Sask . on Monday CP said an investigation was underway into the cause of the derailment . There was no immediate word on how many rail cars were involved. Loessl said there was too much smoke to see
A CP train carrying crude oil derailed early Monday. Melanie Loessl, whose farmstead is near Her daughter told her a train had derailed and caught fire. "When I looked out my window, all I could The company isn't sure how many cars were involved. A hazardous materials crew was sent to the scene
"I see a lot of crews out there working hard."
Loessl said she saw camps of workers with gravel trucks, backhoes, graders and overhead lights.
"There's so much equipment going on out there. Some of the [train] cars that were burned in the daylight, I saw some of them had oil on the outside of them that had burned."
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said Tuesday that for safety reasons, its investigators had not yet gone onto the site.
Further updates from the TSB were expected later Tuesday.
Loessl said she's wondering about the cause of the derailment. She said she saw maintenance work done to the train track this past fall.
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