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ND Derailment Fire Continues to Burn
Tue Dec 31, 2013 06:46 AM CST

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) -- Many residents evacuated a southeastern North Dakota town overnight after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, and officials warned that acrid and hazardous smoke could blow into the area.

No one was hurt in Monday's derailment of the mile-long train that sent flames and great plumes of black smoke skyward about a mile from the small town of Casselton. The National Transportation Safety Board was preparing to investigate but the fire was such as darkness fell that investigators couldn't even get close enough to count the number of burning cars. Some burned through the ...

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