A tiny North Dakota town was evacuated Wednesday after a train carrying crude oil derailed and 10 cars burst into flames, local authorities said. It is the latest in a string of explosive oil train derailments that have raised concerns about the large volume of crude moving across America’s tracks.
No injuries have been reported from the derailment of a BNSF train near Heimdal, North Dakota, the Wells County Sheriff’s Office told local station Valley News Live. The town, which in 2010 had a population of 27, has been evacuated, as have farms near the crash site.
Fire crews from three nearby towns…
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