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Wildfire that destroyed Lytton, B.C. not linked to train activity: report

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wildfire that destroyed the town of Lytton B.C. was not sparked by any train activity, a newly released report has found.The Transportation Safety Board released details of its investigation into the cause of the massive blaze on its website Thursday morning.As a result of significant work to determine if there was a “definitive connection” between railway operations and the fire, the report said no link has been identified.The wildfire remains under investigation by the BC Wildfire Service.

The RCMP are also conducting a preliminary inquiry to determine the need for a parallel criminal investigation.The wildfire that sparked on June 30 burned about 90 per cent of the small community in southern B.C.Two people were killed.

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