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Train carrying crude derails, explodes in ND

KMOT - A train is derailed west of Casselton, North Dakota. It happened just before 2:20 p.m. Monday.

SEE THE VIDEO OF THE EXPLOSION HERE

 

No injuries have been reported so far. Several area emergency teams are on scene and are setting up an incident command center. The Cass County Sheriff's Office says a train went off the tracks and a second train hit it.

Several train cars are on fire and huge plumes of toxic, black smoke can be seen for miles. Several explosions have also been reported. Emergency crews are urging people to stay inside and a code red alert has been sent out to residents in a two mile radius of the accident.

The Casselton Fire Department says a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train is involved. An unknown number of cars derailed, but we're told the train that is derailed was pulling more than 100 cars, some carrying crude oil.

The wind is from the northwest, which means the smoke may miss Casselton but people living to the southeast of town are being told to stay inside.  The Casselton Fire Department says there is some concern that the derailment is near an ethanol plant.

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