An update has been released on the cause of last week's train fire.

On Jan. 17, Strathcona County Firefighters responded to reports of a train fire on Range Road 215 north of Wye Road.

According to Strathcona County Emergency Services, the fire was caused by a wiring short in the dynamic braking system.

Firefighters found the blaze originating from one of the train's electrical compartments. 

The estimated damages are around $20,000.

After putting out the blaze, another locomotive was sent out to take the train off the tracks. It was removed a few hours after the fire was put out.

CN train fire.