Manitoba

Train carrying potash derails southeast of Winnipeg, near Deacon's Corner

Crews are investigating the cause of a CN train derailment that left more than two dozen rail cars off the tracks near Springfield, Man.

26 cars derailed near Winnipeg, causing a small fire

More than two dozen CN rail cars carrying potash derailed, causing a small fire. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

CN trains are running again Friday after a derailment just east of Winnipeg on Thursday, a spokesperson for the rail company said.

A CN train derailed in the RM of Springfield, leaving 26 fertilizer cars in various positions and causing a minor fire, according a spokesperson for Canadian National Railway said.

The cars were carrying potash.

A small grass fire was started as a result of friction from the derailment, the acting chief of the Springfield Fire Department said Thursday night.

"Fire was put out and the scene was turned over to CN," said Garth Cook. He said two departments from the municipality of Springfield responded and were on scene for about 90 minutes. 

There were no reports of injuries or dangerous goods involved, the company said.

"CN would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident and thank the first responders present at the scene," the spokesperson wrote in a statement.

Traffic in the area was slowed late Thursday afternoon as crews worked in the area. 

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said late Thursday evening that it will attend the scene and investigate. 

CN crews will likely remain on site for several days to finish remediation of the site and cleanup.

Crews worked at the scene into the late evening on Thursday. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

With files from Erin Brohman

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