Train on Fire Barrels Through Canadian City

Train on fire

A train with several cars on fire barreled through downtown London, Ontario, late Sunday night, April 21, sending plumes of smoke into the sky and prompting a rapid response from local fire services. Here are some details according to the report of ABS-CBN News.

Dramatic Incident Caught on Camera

Video footage captured by a driver in the area showed the train moving through downtown with flames and smoke engulfing several of its cars. Despite the intense blaze, no one was injured during the incident.

Colin Shewell, a London Fire platoon chief, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) that emergency services responded quickly to the scene of the fire. The blaze was extinguished within an hour and twenty minutes. The quick action of the fire department helped to prevent further escalation.

Investigation Underway

Authorities are now investigating the cause of the fire, which was traced back to wooden railway ties inside some of the cars. The exact reasons behind the blaze remain unclear, and investigators are examining the circumstances leading to the unusual event.

The incident didn’t cause significant disruptions to rail traffic or injuries. However, it raised concerns about safety and emergency preparedness in urban areas with active railway lines. Authorities are actively investigating to uncover the root cause of the incident. They are also implementing safety measures to prevent similar events from occurring in the future.

Further updates are expected as the investigation progresses.

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