RCMP, CP Police Service investigating fire at Port Coquitlam train yard


THE Coquitlam RCMP and the CP Police Service are working together to determine the exact cause of a collision between a tanker truck and a train on Monday.

The collision happened at about 6:40 p.m. on January 22 in the 1600-block of Lougheed Highway. The tanker truck was carrying ethanol that ignited and led to a complete closure of the highway for several hours.

Police said on Tuesday that the fire had been completely extinguished, no one was injured and all parties involved have been cooperative with them.

As part of standard emergency protocol, an evacuation was carried out that covered several hundred metres in all directions from the collision. A cleanup of the area has been completed and all traffic routes have been reopened. Businesses in the area have also been cleared to reopen.