Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire in New Brunswick

"Several homes near the village of Plaster Rock, N.B., were evacuated Tuesday evening after a train carrying 'dangerous goods' derailed and caught fire."

"Jim Feeny, director of public and government affairs for CN Rail, confirmed the derailment happened just after 7 p.m. AST in the small town of Wapske, N.B., about 5 km from Plaster Rock.

The train was travelling from central Canada to Moncton, and is believed to have been carrying crude oil and fuel."

QMI Agency had the story January 8, 2014.


"Train Carrying Oil And Propane Derails And Burns in Northwest New Brunswick " (Canadian Press)

Source: QMI, 01/08/2014