Advertisement

20 dramatic photos from the ‘red zone’ in Lac-Megantic

Fire keeps burning nearly 24 hours after railway cars that were carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013.
The fire kept burning nearly 24 hours after railway cars that were carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lac-Mégantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press
Firefighters douse the blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic, Que. on July 6, 2013.
Firefighters douse the blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic, Que. on July 6, 2013. François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images
Residents watch as firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013.
Residents watch as firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013. Mike Armstrong/Global News
Firefighters douse a blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire.
Firefighters douse a blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire. François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images
Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013.
Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press
The downtown core lays in ruins as firefighters continue to water smouldering rubble July 7, 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The downtown core lays in ruins as firefighters continue to water smouldering rubble July 7, 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press
Story continues below advertisement
megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
Megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
Story continues below advertisement
Megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
Megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
Megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
Megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
Megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
Megantic
Quebec provincial police have released dramatic photos of what has been dubbed the 'red zone': the scene of the train derailment and massive explosion in Lac-Megantic. Handout/Surete du Quebec
Story continues below advertisement
A rainbow arcs over the crash site Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Lac-Megantic, Que.
A rainbow arcs over the crash site Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Lac-Megantic, Que. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

A look back at the dramatic images of what authorities called the “red zone” in Lac-Megantic, the epicentre of the small Quebec town that was levelled when a train carrying volatile crude oil derailed and exploded one year ago.

Story continues below advertisement