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.