No evidence trains caused Lytton wildfire: Transportation Safety Board

No evidence trains caused Lytton wildfire: Transportation Safety Board

LYTTON (NEWS 1130) — The Transportation Safety Board says it has not identified any link between railway operations and the Lytton Creek wildfire. The fire left two people dead and nearly the entire village destroyed after it began on June 30. It came just after the hottest-ever temperatures in Canada were recorded in Lytton on three consecutive days. It’s believed the homes closest to the river were lost first before the flames moved at a “ferocious speed” east across the streets of the village. Nearly every home in the centre of Lytton burned down. This summer’s heatwaves, drought conditions, and heavy wind in the Fraser Canyon only exacerbated the spread of the fire, which, once started, moved terrifying fast and forced many residents to flee with only the clothes on …
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