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A BNSF Railway prepare caught fireplace after partially derailing round 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning close to Burlington, North Dakota, roughly 15 miles south of the Minot Air Drive Base.
A number of field vehicles carrying paper merchandise and frozen meals went up in flames. Some rail vehicles had hazardous supplies on board, however these didn’t derail and had been pulled away from the hearth, in line with BNSF Railway.
Thick black plumes of smoke may very well be seen rising out of the rail vehicles that derailed a number of hours after the wreck.
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Fireplace crews from the Minot Air Drive Base, Burlington, Minot Rural responded to the scene, in addition to the North Dakota Freeway Patrol.
Some close by houses had been evacuated as a precaution, in line with Burlington Fireplace Chief Karter Lassman.
No accidents had been reported.
The Related Press contributed to this report.