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Saskatchewan, Feb 6 (Canadian-Media): Derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway train hauling oil west of Guernsey, Saskatchewan, early Monday, spilling crude and causing a fire that was expected to burn into a second night, media reports said.
A huge fire was seen by an eye witness more than 100 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon, Thursday morning.
Train derailment. Image credit: wikipedia
According to an initial assessment, the accident did not affect any waterways and there were no injuries or damage to buildings.
The focus was on suppressing fire, said the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency in a midafternoon statement, that would likely burn for another eight to 10 hours.
Some cleanup of spilled oil had already begun.
both lanes of Highway 16 as well as the junction with Highway 20 were ordered to be closed in both directions by Humboldt RCMP
The public was also asked to stay away from the area.
In December, a CP Rail train had derailed in the same area and had leaked 1.5 million litres of crude oil.