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Smoke billows from the wreckage of a derailed Canadian Pacific Railway train, near Guernsey, Sask., on Dec. 9, 2019.

KAYLE NEIS/Reuters

Saskatchewan’s public-safety agency says crews are working in frigid temperatures as they continue to battle a fire that started when a freight train carrying crude oil derailed.

The province says crews are taking precautions as Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the area with wind-chill values in the minus 30s C.

Canadian Pacific Railway reported the train derailed early Monday west of Guernsey, 115 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.

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It says 34 cars went off the tracks, and the line reopened on Tuesday morning after repairs and inspections were completed.

Highway 16, which had to be closed after the derailment due to smoke from the fire, has not yet reopened.

The public-safety agency says there is no risk to the public.

It says cleanup is well underway and some of the damaged rail cars have been removed.

CP says it is investigating the cause of the derailment.

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