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The Mississauga "saga".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10245776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
At approximately seven minutes to midnight on Saturday, November 10, 1979, a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) train travelling from Windsor to Scarborough, Ontario, was derailed in an industrial area in the centre of Mississauga in Peel County (near Toronto). The accident was attributed to an overheated axle bearing on a propane tank car. The resultant fire which ignited the gas created a huge column of fire that lit up the sky. Firefighters noticed the flames from their stations. The nine fire stations in Mississauga were alerted and the first units arrived on the scene at 2355 hrs. (In 15 minutes, 55 firefighters were on the scene, and within the next half hour there were 110). This was the start of what was to result in the largest peace-time evacuation in recorded history. What follows is an account of the events that took place during the tense days that followed, and includes information available as of 17 December 1979.
D Amyot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency planning digest     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0317-3518     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Plann Dig     Publication Date:    1980 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-05-30     Completed Date:  1980-05-30     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9878434     Medline TA:  Emerg Plann Dig     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-12     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Emergency Medical Services / organization & administration
Transportation of Patients
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