BY DENISE WONG, LISA STEACY AND THE CANADIAN PRESS
Posted Jul 9, 2021 1:25 pm PDT
Last Updated Jul 9, 2021 at 8:14 pm PDT
LYTTON (NEWS 1130) – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is sending a team of investigators to Lytton, to find out whether a train is to blame for the devastating wildfire that all but completely destroyed the village last week.
At this time, the fire is believed to be human-caused, but exactly how has yet to be determined. A human-caused fire is any fire that was not caused by lightning.
Speculation has swirled that a train sparked a brushfire. Conditions at the time were extremely dry and quite windy. In the days leading up to the fire, Lytton broke the record for the highest-ever recorded temperature in Canada. The BC Wildfire Service and the RCMP have been investigating for over a week.