Update: New Brunswick Train Derailment Fire

Updated 9 months ago

A train carrying hazardous materials derailed not far from the Maine border.

It happened just before seven o’clock Tuesday night near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick.

People in 45 homes in New Brunswick were ordered to evacuated.

The train was made up of 122 cars, and 16 of them reportedly went off the tracks according to a spokesperson for CN rail.

The CBC is reporting three of those cars are on fire.

At least eight of those cars were carrying propane or crude oil.

Fire crews from a number of near by towns were called to the scene and a haz mat team was called in too.

The Canadian Transportation Safety Board was also going to be on scene.


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