Railyard fire moves into investigative phase

Coquitlam, BC – Coquitlam RCMP and the CP Police Service are working together to determine the exact cause of a collision between a tanker truck and a train.

The collision happened at about 6:40 p.m. on January 22, 2018, in the 1600 block of Lougheed Highway. The tanker truck was carrying ethanol that ignited and led to a complete closure of the highway for several hours. The fire is now completely extinguished, no one was hurt, and all parties involved have been cooperative with police.

As part of standard emergency protocol, an evacuation was carried out that covered several hundred metres in all directions from the collision. A cleanup of the area has been completed and all traffic routes have been reopened. Businesses in the area have also been cleared to reopen.

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Coquitlam RCMP

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