CP cargo train rolls through Salmon Arm in 2015. CP reports that during the extreme heat of 2021, it has increased its inspections of tracks and other equipment. (File photo)

CP cargo train rolls through Salmon Arm in 2015. CP reports that during the extreme heat of 2021, it has increased its inspections of tracks and other equipment. (File photo)

Thirty-nine cars involved in train derailment near hamlet southeast of Calgary

ENSIGN, ALBERTA — A Canadian Pacific freight train derailed early this morning near a hamlet southeast of Calgary.

Alberta Emergency Alert says in an alert issued at 11:25 a.m. that 39 cars carrying residual amounts of liquid petroleum or ammonia were involved in the derailment.

The alert says no residents have had to leave the area and no roadways have been affected.

CP says in a statement that the train cars left the tracks around 1:35 a.m. north of Ensign, Alta.

The company adds there were no injuries and crews were immediately dispatched to the area.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it has also deployed a team of investigators to the scene.