Railroads and Fires
Fires started by rail companies burn thousands of acres of public and private lands every year across Canada. Municipal governments have problems dealing with rail companies that start hundreds of fires annually which cost local governments millions of dollars to fight. Private landowners have problems collecting compensation for damages incurred by fires caused by rail companies. As rail traffic increases, more and more fires are started which cause more damages.
Much has been written about this subject and many people have complained about the lackadaisical attitude of rail companies regarding the fires they start. Rail and Reason has recently posted this article which is one of the best we have read on the subject. We highly recommend our followers read the article.
See this link for other posts by Railroaded on railroads and fires.