People in a tiny rural community northeast of Calgary have been forced from their homes by a train derailment.
Kneehill County says fire department staff are going door-to-door to ensure that residents of the hamlet of Swalwell leave.
An Alberta Emergency Alert says the train derailed this afternoon near Township Road 30-2 and Railway Avenue.
It warns people to avoid the area and evacuate immediately.
Residents are being asked to register at a reception centre at the Prairie Bible Institute in nearby Three Hills.
County officials were not immediately available for comment.
The Canadian Press