Several Cars of BNSF Train Derail and Catch Fire West of Minot

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Courtesy: Trooper Hilzendeger-Minot @Ahilz258

BURLINGTON, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — Several train cars caught fire after at least 11 cars of a BNSF train derailed near Burlington, North Dakota.

That is just west of Minot.

No injuries are reported.

The railroad said in a statement that the train derailed between Minot and Des Lacs around 1 a.m.

Railcars containing paper products and frozen foods caught fire.

BNSF said those carrying hazardous materials did not leave the tracks and were pulled away from the fire.

A couple homes near the derailment were evacuated as a precaution.

The cause remains under investigation.

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