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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Fires Still Burning Near Plaster Rock Derailment

Black smoke is still billowing from the site where a CN train jumped the tracks and caught fire about five kilometres outside the village of Plaster Rock.

The train was carrying propane and crude oil when it crashed and caught fire just after 7pm.  There are no reported injuries at this point although the area has been evacuated. CBC is reporting the derailed cars include one at the front, and 15 at the back. There were 122 cars on the train. Emergency crews planning on letting the fire burn itself out.

A shelter has been set up at the Tobique Plex recreation and community centre.

Photo Credit: Carleton County Firefighter