Railroad derailment in Minnesota: An ethanol-laden train catches fire in Raymond MN

Residents have been evacuated after a 40-car train carrying the hazardous substance derailed and caught fire in the early hours of the morning.

Local residents in Raymond, Minnesota, were forced off their property after a freight train derailed at around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was carrying ethanol and corn syrup around 14 cars, which started the fire.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has confirmed he is watching the situation “closely” and has spoken out about the incident after being accused of mishandling a similar incident in Ohio last month.

Ohio is suing the Norfolk Southern railroad over a devastating cargo derailment that exposed an East Palestinian village to large quantities of toxic materials.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was carrying ethanol and corn syrup around 14 cars, which started the fire.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was carrying ethanol and corn syrup around 14 cars, which started the fire.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was carrying ethanol and corn syrup around 14 cars, which started the fire.

No injuries have been reported at Raymond yet, and authorities have established a one-mile safety line around the site.

It came hours after another Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailed on Wednesday morning near a grain lift in Hettinger.

There were no hazardous materials on board, as the cars were transporting grain, and there were no injuries.

However one vehicle hit and damaged a building at the lift site, but no other property damage – unlike the blaze that occurred in Minnesota.

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