Monday, February 16, 2015

Freight train carrying crude oil derails, catches fire in northern Ontario

TIMMINS, Ont. -- A clean-up operation is underway after a CN Rail freight train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire in a remote area of northern Ontario over the weekend.

A CN spokesman says the incident took place just before midnight on Saturday, about 80 kilometres south of Timmins, Ont., in a remote wooded area.

Patrick Waldron says no one was injured as a result of the incident.
Waldron says 29 railway cars in the 100-car train derailed, with seven catching fire.  MORE

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