Hazardous Material Train Derails and Catches Fire Near Carrington, ND

Hazardous Material Train Derails and Catches Fire Near Carrington, ND

A train derailment near Carrington, North Dakota, early on Friday, July 5th, led to a significant fire. The incident occurred around 3:45 a.m., approximately 10 miles southeast of Carrington, near Bordulac. The Carrington Fire Department reported multiple car fires, though the locomotive itself was not on fire. The presence of a possible hazardous materials team has been indicated by scanner traffic.

The derailed cars were carrying hazardous materials, including anhydrous ammonia, sulfur, and methanol. While no injuries have been reported, the situation posed a risk due to the high levels of ammonia, which can cause severe health issues if inhaled. Firefighters and other first responders are on the scene working to contain the fire. The threat to nearby residents is currently minimal, and no immediate evacuation plans are in place, although this could change depending on wind conditions. The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

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