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.
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.