GALENA, Ill. (AP) –A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena.
According to railroad officials, the train derailed around 1:20 p.m. Thursday in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi.
Jo Daviees County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Moser says several cars have caught fire as a result of the derailment. However, the blaze hasn’t prompted any evacuations, although that may change.
BNSF officials say railroad representatives are headed to the scene of the derailment.