Union Pacific Oil Train Burns as Oregon Derailment Spills Crudeby
Union Pacific Corp. said fire broke out after 11 railcars from an oil train derailed near Mosier, Oregon. No injuries have been reported.
Oil was released from at least one rail car, which is currently aflame, the railroad said in an e-mailed statement Friday. Firefighters and hazardous materials experts are responding to the incident, according to the company.
The derailment occurred at 12:20 p.m. local time, Union Pacific said. The 96-car train originated in Eastport, Idaho, carrying crude from the Bakken formation to Tacoma, Washington.