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Oil Train Derails in Illinois

A warning placard on a train car carrying crude oil.
Photographer: Matthew Brown/AP Photo
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A BNSF Railway Co. train carrying 103 cars of crude oil derailed in rural Illinois, and U.S. regulators said a fire had broken out. There were no reports of injuries.

“The derailed train is on fire,” the Federal Railroad Administration said Thursday in a statement after the accident at about 1:20 p.m. outside Galena, Illinois. Eight cars went off the tracks, six of which rolled over, Galena City Administrator Mark Moran said. Galena is about 160 miles (260 kilometers) west of Chicago.