British Columbia

CN train carrying coal derails near Burns Lake

A CN Rail spokesperson confirms nine cars left the track. No injures have been reported.

9 cars left the track, no injures reported, spokesperson says

File photo of a CN Rail train. Nine cars carrying coal have left the tracks near the village of Burns Lake, B.C. (Robert Short/CBC)

A CN Rail train has derailed near Burns Lake in northern B.C.

A company spokesperson said nine cars of the train, which was carrying coal, have come off the track near the village, around 200 kilometres west of Prince George. 

No injuries have been reported.

In a statement, CN spokesperson Jonathan Abecassis said none of the coal had spilled into a nearby body of water.

Abecassis also said the derailment poses no threat to public safety, and did not involve any fire, injuries or dangerous good.

Clean up crews are on scene.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation.

With files from Nicole Oud


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