UPDATE: At least 30 buildings are on fire and 60 people are missing and scores may be dead but rescue workers cant get in to help anyone because of the heat.
A train carrying crude oil derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic, Que., early Saturday morning, sending giant flames into the air and prompting a mass evacuation. The derailment forced hundreds of people from their homes in Lac-Megantic, which is located about 250 kilometres east of Montreal. A number of the train’s 73 cars exploded, causing a fire that spread to several of buildings in the community.
It is unknown at this time if there are any casualties. It would be a miracle if there isn’t. Once again big oil proves itself by destroying something. Quebec authorities have called in firefighters from the United States to help battle the blaze. Oil from the derailment has spilled into the nearby river but it is unknown how much. -Mort