Train Derailment Causes Evacuation, Raymond, MN

Train Derailment Causes Evacuation, Raymond, MN


Update (0833 EST):

At least five derailed cars are still on fire and MN23 has been closed until March 31st. U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg has announced that the Federal Railroad Administration is on site with no casualties reported.

Update (0649 EST):

At approximately 0300 EST, reports began to emerge of a train derailment near Raymond, Minnesota. 13 rails cars left the track and at least one carrying ethanol was on fire. An evacuation order was issued for Raymond for a .5NM radius lasting until at least 1000L. The train belonged to BNSF Railway Freight company.

As of 0600 EST, at least five cars were on fire and Highway 23 had been shutdown. There are no indications at this time the emergency is under control.

Tessaron United States Naval Academy alumni and current graduate student in Intelligence Analysis at American Military University. Covering flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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