He said while there were no toxic chemicals onboard the train, the risk of additional explosions was still high, prompting the evacuation of several residences.
"There's other cars with other fuels..." Just before 10 p.m., the city announced the fire was under control. "We also have diesel tanks on the train that are a concern for us as well". "If they decide to go, there's a problem there as well".
Fire broke out at approximately 6:40 p.m. when a tanker truck carrying ethanol collided with a rail vehicle and burst into flames, sending flames and plumes of smoke into the air that could be seen for kilometres.
Specialized foam trucks were called in from Abbotsford, the chief said. "[We're] trying to remove other stuff out of the way before we start trying to extinguish it".
According to other reports, the train hit the semi at the entrance to the yard.
Pictures from the scene on social media showed a sizeable blaze.
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