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Canada Crews still battling fire from crude oil train derailment in central Saskatchewan

08:05  11 december  2019
08:05  11 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Rail worker killed at CP train yard in Port Coquitlam

  Rail worker killed at CP train yard in Port Coquitlam 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.

Saskatchewan ’s public safety agency says crews are working in frigid temperatures as they continue to battle a fire that started when a freight train carrying crude oil derailed . Highway 16, which had to be closed after the derailment due to smoke from the fire , has not yet reopened.

LANIGAN, Sask. — Saskatchewan ’s public safety agency says crews are working in frigid temperatures as they continue to battle a fire that started when a freight train carrying crude oil derailed .

a train on a track with smoke coming out of it© Provided by The Canadian Press

LANIGAN, Sask. — Saskatchewan's public safety agency says crews are working in frigid temperatures as they continue to battle a fire that started when a freight train carrying crude oil derailed.

The province says crews are taking precautions as Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the area with wind-chill values in the -30s C.

Canadian Pacific Railway reported the train derailed early Monday west of Guernsey, 115 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.

It says 34 cars went off the tracks, and the line reopened Tuesday morning after repairs and inspections were completed.

CP Rail train hauling crude oil derails east of Saskatoon

  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.

LANIGAN, SASK.— Saskatchewan ’s public safety agency says crews are working in frigid temperatures as they continue to battle a fire that started when a freight train carrying crude oil derailed . The province says crews are taking precautions as Environment Canada has issued an

Emergency crew respond to CP Rail train hauling crude oil that derailed near Guernsey, Sask. on Soaring flames and a thick plume of smoke followed the derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway The fire continued to burn on Monday evening as federal investigators arrived near the community of

Marlo Pritchard, president of the public safety agency, says there has been no risk to the public.

"Some of the damaged rail cars have been removed from the site and plans are in place to transport the remaining cars when safe to do so," he said.

He says between two and four hectares of land has been affected.

"Environmental protection officers are monitoring the site and when safe to do so will assess the impact of the incident."

CP says it is investigating the cause of the derailment.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 10, 2019.

— With files from CKRM

The Canadian Press

Last tanker cars to be removed from site of derailment in Saskatchewan .
LANIGAN, Sask. — Canadian Pacific Railway says it expects the last of its damaged cars will be removed by the end of the week from the site of a fiery derailment in Saskatchewan. It also says in an email that staff have started scraping contaminated soil from the area, which is to be hauled away in the coming days. The freight train derailed Dec. 9 near Guernsey, about 115 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon, causing 33 oil tank cars and one hopper car to leave the tracks.The Transportation Safety Board has said about 19 cars were breached and emptied of their loads, releasing 1.5 million litres of oil.The spill sparked a large fire, which burned for about 24 hours.

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