RCMP Rule Out One Possible Cause of Elephant Hill Fire
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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