Fire keeping investigators away from Guernsey train derailment

The Transportation Safety Board says a fire continues to burn at the site of a train derailment near Guernsey meaning investigators can’t access the site.

One investigator has arrived on the scene near the village, about 115 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon, and another is on the way.

The CP train carrying crude oil jumped the tracks early yesterday, causing the blaze and sending thick black smoke into the air forcing 85 residents to be evacuated.

Hours later, the federal government ordered lower speed limits for all trains carrying large amounts of dangerous goods.

Another fiery derailment happened 10 kilometres from the site on the same set of tracks in December, leaking 1.5 million litres of oil.



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