CN Railway says controlled burn of propane continues

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Oct 21 (Reuters) - Canadian National Railway saidon Monday that a "controlled burn" of propane in derailed tankcars at Gainford, Alberta, began last night and continues thismorning.

Thirteen cars on a 134-car mixed freight CN train, carryingliquefied petroleum gas and petroleum crude oil, derailed onOct. 19. One car of liquid petroleum gas exploded and threecaught fire, but none of the cars carrying crude oil had leakedor caught fire, CN said.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigatingthe accident, which caused no injuries but sparked an evacuationof some 100 residents.

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