Wildfire that destroyed Lytton, B.C. not linked to train activity: report
|globalnews.ca 14 Oct 2021 at 12:52|
The Lytton First Nation and Thompson-Nicola Regional District both suggested in the past the possibility that a train was responsible for the fire, and several witnesses described seeing train fires in the area of Lytton ahead of the tragic incident.
“We saw a train up on a trestle, which was kind of in between the freeway and Lytton, and the train was stopped and underneath one of the flat deck cars, which looked like it was carrying wrapped lumber, we saw fire underneath one of the cars — looked to be maybe four feet in diameter or something at the base,” he said.
Another witness called 911 when he saw a southbound train on fire about 44 kilometres south of Lytton the same afternoon, just outside Boston Bar.