BNSF train carrying ethanol has derailed, caught fire, and forced evacuations

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Steven Martin

A BNSF train carrying ethanol and corn syrup derailed in a small Minnesota town early Thursday morning.

The Kandiyohi Sheriff’s Office evacuated about 150 people in the town of Raymond, outside of Minneapolis, after the fire and derailment around 1:00 a.m.

U.S Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg confirmed the derailment, saying FRA is on the ground, and there are no injuries or fatalities.

Video widely circulated by Ashley Lucas showed smoke and flames filling the skies.