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About 50 train cars carrying coal derailed in Cass County. According to a Cass County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies received word about the derailment west of Pillager at about 11:50 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities are evacuating part of a North Dakota town near the scene of a fiery oil train derailment. Cass County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tara Morris says as many as 300 Casselton residents may be evacuated. Morris says there’s no immediate danger. It’s a precaution in case winds change as some derailed cars continue to burn. Investigators couldn’t get close to the blaze and estimates of how many cars caught fire varied.