Train Carrying Hazardous Materials Derails and Catches Fire in Minnesota [Video]
What You Need To Know:
- A BNSF train carrying ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Raymond, Minnesota, causing several rail cars to catch fire.
- Residents within half a mile of the site were evacuated to a nearby shelter in Prinsburg, as a safety measure.
- The incident comes in the wake of a recent train derailment in Ohio, which has spurred federal regulators and Congress to push for safety reforms.
In the early hours of Thursday, a BNSF train carrying ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Raymond, Minnesota, roughly 100 miles west of Minneapolis.
The train had several rail cars derailed, with some catching fire. According to Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Tollefson, homes within a half-mile radius of the derailment site were evacuated, and residents were taken to a shelter in nearby Prinsburg.
The incident highlights concerns over railroad safety, especially after a recent train derailment in Ohio that caused toxic chemicals to be released and burned, leading to half of the town of East Palestine being evacuated.
Federal regulators and members of Congress have been pushing for safety reforms in an effort to prevent such incidents in the future.
It is currently unclear what caused the derailment and fire, and investigations are ongoing. BNSF Railway, the owner and operator of the train, has released a statement confirming that it is cooperating with local authorities and has dispatched a team to investigate the incident.
The incident in Minnesota serves as a reminder of the potential dangers of transporting hazardous materials by rail, and the importance of ensuring that proper safety measures are in place to prevent accidents and minimize the impact of any incidents that do occur.
March 31, 2023 at 6:43 pm
It’s starting to look like these derailments are on purpose just like all the fires on food processing plants. The so called bird flu epidemic were they are killing chickens by the millions just because one chicken may be sick without confirmation that it has it.
March 31, 2023 at 11:30 pm
It’s not that at all. It’s poor maintenance on the tracks
March 31, 2023 at 6:45 pm
Good point, Bob.
But surely, Pot-hole Pete can take care of it, right?
March 31, 2023 at 7:03 pm
“Unrestricted warfare, another of china’s myriad exports, creates unintended and unpredictable consequences, reaching beyond the imagination, across time and devastation.”
March 31, 2023 at 7:08 pm
Why don’t the idiots in charge investigate this as what it is;terrorism.Why is there so much more violence since the democ RATS cheated their way into our lives.This railroad disaster bull exhaust is a biden/democrat problem that they are to freaking stupid to see this as terrorism.
March 31, 2023 at 9:37 pm
Remember it’s only Terrorists if it’s another country doing these things !!
When it’s your own government that’s been paidoff by Globalist to push people into 15 minute city’s and grab their lands by having record numbers of chemical train wrecks it’s for the good of all the people and their safety.
Don’t really have name for these actions other than Treasonous Traitors and they don’t ever use these words.
Well not unless it’s someone that leaks information on what they are doing like
Ken Snowden or like President Donald Trump who told you what they were going to do !!
March 31, 2023 at 10:43 pm
These railroads are probably not taking care of their rails like they shoiuld. We have a train that runs by my house. It was put in around 1942. The ties are so rotten that the rails go down into the tie when the train goes by and raises back after the train passes. It is pulling the spikes up about 2 inches when it does that and you can take hold of the spikes and pull them up by hand. I don’t know what is holding it together. It has de-railed about 3 times already, luckily each time it was in a cut not on a fill. I’m afraid it might not be so lucky next time and there will be a bunch of dead people on it. Years ago they used to inspect the tracks often to make sure it was safe, I haven’t seen them doing that for several years.
April 1, 2023 at 12:57 am
That’s also what I thought. Biden with his open borders letting who knows what into this country for some more voters for him. We have terrorist and people flooding the country with fentanyl. Never have we seen so many derailments and never have we had 70,000 fentanyl deaths in one year. Now he is losing our petrol dollar to the Chinese and Russia. He has weaponized the FBI and DOJ! He is turning us in another Venezuela! Biden is out to ruin this beloved country of ours. Impeach him and as many democrats as possible.