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VIDEO: Train wreck in North Dakota from our affiliate in Fargo

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FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA  (WKZO) -- One explosion after another rocked the scene of a fiery train derailment west of Fargo, North Dakota.  BNSF spokesman Joe Faust says a train jumped the tracks west of the town of Casselton when it apparently collided with a second train. One was filled with soybeans,  the other was hauling crude oil.

Some of the cars have ignited, sending fireballs and thick black smoke into the air that can be seen from miles away.  Fire crews are responding, but one member of the Casselton Fire Department said they're concentrating on making sure the fire doesn't spread.

Casselton Mayor Edward McConnell says their fire department is on the scene. 

He says it’s out in the middle of farm country.  Its not threatening anything and they may just let it burn out, because there is no way to extinguish it.  

The derailment ignited about ten of the cars, and that's sending thick black smoke into the air, along with the occasional fireball. 

So far no injuries are reported. 

 

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