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October 27, 2017 4:06 pm

RCMP Rule Out One Possible Cause of Elephant Hill Fire

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 1:54 PM

Prince George, B.C. -The Elephant Hill fire, which is now over 117 thousand hectares in size,  was human caused,  and while the cause has yet to be pin pointed, the RCMP have ruled out  one possibility.“We have eliminated train, rail line activity  as a possible cause” says Staff Sergeant Annie Linteau of the RCMP.

She says the fire was definitely not started by train traffic, or  rail maintenance   related  activity on the rail line.

The investigation continues  to seek a cause,   and once again,   anyone with any information, is asked to call the  dedicated tip line for this investigation,  the number is 1-855-685-8788.

The Elephant Hill fire   has forced the evacuation of thousands of  residents in the  Kamloops Fire Centre, destroyed homes and  continues to  exhibit  aggressive  behaviour.




“we have ruled out train, rail line activity” well thanks, Captain obvious.

    Why is it obvious?

Checking for hot boxes ie: brake shoes and dry bearings is prudent, they have caused fires in the past. I’ve put a couple out.

    You would win Grizzley2 Trains starting fires is not unusual, hence the reason to check them out, and in this case then eliminate them from the investigation.

    Trains are especially dangerous on downhill grades where the brake have to be applied. The journals can get **red hot**

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