Transportation Safety Board finds no link between train activity and Lytton fire

Transportation Safety Board finds no link between train activity and Lytton fire

Transportation Safety Board finds no link between train activity and Lytton fire LYTTON, B.C. — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has concluded its investigation into the fire that destroyed the village of Lytton, saying there is no connection between train activity and the fire’s start. The fire was first reported at 4:48 p.m. on June 30 and quickly ripped through the village. It resulted in the deaths of two residents and an estimated $77 million in damage. Most of the structures in the community were completely destroyed. The TSB assigned an investigator to the file on July 9, as the fire began near the CN Rail tracks that pass through the village. Investigator James Carmichael detailed his findings in a news release issued Thursday (Oct. 14).
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