A freight train derailment near wisconsin's southern
border is under investigation.
The derailment also started a fire, which burned through
The incident happened Thursday afternoon.
and involved a train carrying more than 100 cars of
crude oil near Galena guh-lee'-nuh Illinois.
Nobody was hurt in the derailment.
or the fire that followed.
But firefighters weren't able to *safely* get close
so they let the fire burn itself out.
The derailment happened in a rural area.
near where the Galena guh-lee'-nuh and Mississippi
It is a great concern.
People in the past, have brought this up to our attention,
for the closeness of the railroad tracks with our
buildings, our public, and our roadways down there.
In a statement.
B-N-S-F says it is taking precautionary measures to
protect water and air in the area.
Tonight on News 8 at six.
we'll take a look at how prepared the La Crosse area
is for one of these accidents.