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Canada 19 cars ‘involved in a pool of fire’ after CP train derailment near Guernsey, Sask.

23:40  14 february  2020
23:40  14 february  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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a truck driving down a dirt road: TSB (foreground) and NTSB personnel examining the Feb. 6, 2020, CP train derailment site near Guernsey, Sask.© TSB / Supplied TSB (foreground) and NTSB personnel examining the Feb. 6, 2020, CP train derailment site near Guernsey, Sask.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada says about 19 cars “were involved in a pool of fire” in a CP train derailment near Guernsey, Sask., on Feb. 6.

The train was travelling 67 kilometres per hour when it experienced an emergency brake application, TSB reported Friday.

Thirty-two of the 104 tanks cars heading from Rosyth, Alta., to Stroud, Okla., left the tracks and several were breached.

READ MORE: Cleanup continues at CP train derailment near Guernsey, Sask.

Fire broke out among the tank cars involved in the derailment on the west side of the crossing, which took over 24 hours to put out.

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TSB said the derailed cars were all DOT 117J100-W tank cars, and its investigation to date has found “no mechanical details observed that could be considered casual.”

“A review of the locomotive event recorder download determined that the train was handled in accordance with regulatory and company requirements,” TSB reported.

TSB said the investigation is still in the field phase, and as of Wednesday, about half of the derailed cars had been examined.

Saskatchewan’s Environment Ministry reported 1.2 million litres of crude spilled from the wreckage, however, TSB said it is too soon to determine how much was released into the ground or atmosphere.

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Roughly 80 people from Guernsey , Sask ., were ordered to leave their homes after a CP freight train derailed on WATCH: A train derailed and caught fire southeast of Saskatoon near Guernsey on Thursday Thirty-one of its 104 cars derailed and a dozen oil cars caught fire , spreading thick

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Most of the oil spilled was primarily contained to a large ditch between the rail line and Highway 16, TSB reported, adding that it does not appear any waterways were affected.

TSB said it is working with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and Trinity, the tank car manufacturer, as there is significant industry interest in documenting the performance of the tank cars.

The derailment forced the evacuation of roughly 85 people from Guernsey to nearby Lanigan while the fire was suppressed. They were allowed to return home the following evening.

READ MORE: Evacuation order lifted for Guernsey, Sask. after CP train derailment

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It's déjà vu for residents near Guernsey after a Canadian Pacific train derailed in fiery fashion near the community for the second time in two months.

Fire burns at the site of Monday's CP train derailment near Guernsey , Sask . The emergency brakes on the CP train in Monday's derailment were applied near Guernsey , about 100 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon, after one of the lead cars jumped the tracks while the train was going about

Canada’s transportation minister also reacted to the second derailment in as many months in the same area by order lower speed limits for trains hauling large amounts of dangerous goods.

Thirty-three oil tank cars and a hopper car jumped the rails west of Guernsey on Dec. 9, 2019, less than 10 kilometres away from the Feb. 6 derailment.

All trains with 20 or more cars carrying dangerous goods are restricted to speeds of 40 kilometres per hour or less until at least March 8.

The train in the first derailment was travelling at 70 kilometres an hour.

The derailments have also renewed calls for more pipelines, with the reeve of the Rural Municipality of Usborne, Jack Gibney, saying the federal government needs to look more seriously at pipelines to move oil.

Man charged with mischief after riding fire truck .
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