CP: TSB Fire Allegations ‘Irresponsible and Misleading’

Canadian Pacific has responded to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigation update concerning the June 30, 2021 fire in Lytton, B.C., which occurred in the vicinity of Mile 98.3 on CN’s Ashcroft Subdivision by stating that “railways are not a significant cause of wildfires in B.C., contrary to media and government speculation” and that “it is irresponsible and misleading to imply that railways are to blame for the fire.”

What Started the Fire Near Lytton, B.C.?

The cause of the wildfire in Lytton, British Columbia, is now under investigation.

Canada Launches Grade Crossing, Rail Trespassing Initiatives

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating the country’s higher rate of highway-rail grade crossing accidents during the winter months, while Transport Canada has increased fines for rail trespassing and for “not giving way” at crossings.