Crude oil train derails, catches fire in Illinois

Eight train cars filled with crude oil veered off the tracks to the
south of Galena, Illinois. At least two of them caught fire after the
105-car-long BNSF Railway train derailed.

The train derailed around 1:20 pm (19:20 GMT) in a rural area
where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, according to
railroad officials. No reports of injuries have so far surfaced, and no evacuations
have been necessary. Reuters reports that two cars have ignited. The train
had 105 loaded cars – 103 of which were carrying crude oil. BNSF
has released two statements regarding the derailment, but has not
confirmed reports of burning crude oil at the crash site.