Train Derailment Near Salina Sparks Fire

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

SALINA, Kan. (AP) _ Union Pacific Railroad officials are investigating the cause of a train derailment near Salina.

Sparks from the train derailment west of Salina started a field fire Sunday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Saline County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Appel says about 25 train cars loaded with coal derailed near Bavaria.

The Saline County Rural Fire District was able to extinguish the fire in a wheat stubble field after about 2 acres burned.

KSAL reports (http://bit.ly/ssNwtF ) the train had 109 cars powered by three engines.


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