Fiery train derailment in Ill. leads to evacuation

 Friday, October 7, 2011

 USA Today

A freight train loaded with ethanol crashed and exploded Friday, sending up bright orange flames and plumes of smoke that could be seen miles away and forcing the evacuation of a small town in northern Illinois. Capt. Steve Haywood of the Ottawa Fire Department said the train’s tanker cars were shipping ethanol for Decatur-based corn processor Archer Daniels Midland, and possibly other materials and chemicals, when it crashed and derailed. At least six tanker cars were burning, he said.
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