No Injuries Reported in Fiery North Dakota Train Derailment

A fiery train derailment near the North Dakota town of Casselton appears to the result of a crude oil train striking a grain car, reports the Associated Press (

Cass County Sheriff’s Capt. Mitch Burris tells The Associated Press that investigators are still trying to determine exactly what happened.

BNSF Railway spokeswoman Amy McBeth says several rail cars from the mile-long oil train derailed and caught fire at about 2:10 p.m. Monday.

Cass County Emergency Manager Dave Rogness says the town’s 2,400 residents have been told to stay indoors as a precaution. There have been no reports of injuries.

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