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Air quality improving from ND oil train fire

Oil train fire and explosion 12/30/13 near Casselton North Dakota.  Photo: KFGO-AM
Oil train fire and explosion 12/30/13 near Casselton North Dakota. Photo: KFGO-AM

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say air quality appears to be improving after a fire from the derailment of a crude oil-carrying train in southeastern North Dakota.

The BNSF Railway train derailed Monday near Casselton, prompting the evacuation of about two-thirds of the town's 2,400 residents.

Cass County Sheriff's Sgt. Tara Morris says air quality is being tested by a contractor hired by the railroad. Morris said Tuesday morning there have been improvements in air quality readings but authorities weren't yet prepared to "give the all-clear.''

The town's water tower is about half-covered with soot. Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney says he expects a lot of soot around town.

The derailments cause isn't known. No one was hurt.

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