Friday, June 3, 2016

Tacoma-bound oil train derails, catches fire in Columbia River Gorge | The Seattle Times

From:  The Seattle Times 

A Union Pacific oil train has derailed and smoke and flames can be seen in Mosier, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge.

MOSIER, Oregon — A Union Pacific train towing cars full of crude oil bound for Tacoma has derailed and is on fire in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland.

Less than a dozen rail cars in a 96-car train derailed in Mosier, Ore., at about 12:20 p.m., said Aaron Hunt, director of corporate communications for Union Pacific. Six to eight of the cars were on fire, according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

There were no fatalities or injuries reported.

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