Train derails in Minnesota; residents order to evacuate town

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire early Thursday morning in Raymond, Minnesota, forcing residents to evacuate their homes as a precaution, according to KNSI.

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The derailment happened at 1 a.m., the Raymond Fire Department said in a Facebook post. “The town is being evacuated for precautionary measures,” the fire department added.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation a nearby highway has been closed because of the derailment and fire.

Raymond has a population of 764 and is about 110 miles west of Minneapolis.

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