|Erin Collins, a former Nipawin resident, now works for CBC Calgary and filed his story from the Wadena News office.|
As for the fire and the trains. Well!
The fire is out but there is a lot of cleanup and various crews have been out there for many hours with heavy machinery doing it, and they are probably in for another long night.
There is a bit of video posted on the WADENA NEWS webpage and there are some excellent pics online. Some were taken from the air; pretty good ones.
I am a bit freaked out by what could have happened if this had occurred in the middle of a busy town like Wadena, right next to an above-ground bulk fuel tank, with the wind blowing like a bitch.
Relieved that it didn't.
But wondering again about rail safety, for sure. It's not a new issue. That warning bell has been sounded before by them as knows. Accidents are lined up waiting to happen, they said, on our railways; it's just a matter of time, because the railways are in need of repair and it's not being done.