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Train, vehicle collision sparks fire near Lafarge Road

No injuries were reported from a collision and fire on the railway tracks on Dec. 29

First responders rushed to Lafarge Road around 10:30 a.m. this morning when a collision occurred on the railway tracks.

A CP train hit a truck on the railway tracks which sparked a large blaze for Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) team to attend.

At 12:53 on Dec. 29, KFR Chief Ken Uzeloc told KTW that crews remained on-site to ensure the fire was safely extinguished and would not re-ignite before their departure.

"The train was occupied and it was moving but there were no injuries at all,” Uzeloc said, noting the driver evacuated his truck before the fire began.

“I’m not sure what happened for them to be on the tracks together.”

There were no dangerous goods on the train and the conductor was unscathed.
KFR does not intend to conduct an investigation because the fire was caused by the collision. 
KTW has a call in to the railway.