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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Smoke Drifting From Train Derailment Could Be Harmful

The Provincial Emergency Operations Centre is monitoring the smoke from the train derailment blaze fire in Plaster Rock, which is drifting east into a sparsely populated area.

The Department of Health is advising infants, children, pregnant women, older adults, smokers and people with chronic heart or lung diseases should stay indoors to reduce their exposure to the outdoor air in that area.

If smoke conditions become more severe, people may experience irritation of eyes, throat and possibly shortness of breath. EMO advises the public to keep an eye on the public alerts posted on the provincial government website.