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TSB investigation of Lytton fire finds no evidence of railway operations’ involvement

Press Release

Richmond, British Columbia, 14 October 2021 — Following the fire that destroyed the town of Lytton, BC on 30 June 2021, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) conducted significant investigative work to determine if there was a definitive connection between railway operations through Lytton, BC and the fire that destroyed the town. Please see the investigation page  for a full description of our investigation activities into this matter.

The TSB investigation has not revealed any evidence to link railway operations to the fire. Therefore, unless new information establishes that a TSB reportable event occurred, no further work will be performed and no TSB investigation report will be produced.

The wildfire remains under investigation by BC Wildfire Service and the RCMP.

See the investigation page for more information.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca

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