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Train derails in Foster County; no injuries reported

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news Jamestown, 58401
Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

No one was injured in a train derailment in Foster County Saturday morning, according to the Foster County Sheriff's Department.

The derailment happened around 8:48 a.m. by N.D. Highway 9 about 4 miles northwest of Kensal, N.D., according to Brian Lura, deputy with the Foster County Sheriff's Department.

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The Canadian Pacific Railway train was pulling around 90 cars and 25 derailed along with two locomotives, said Cecily Fong, public information director for the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services. The contents are currently unknown, but one car was empty and the locomotives had diesel on board.

The train went off the tracks and into a ditch that was holding water. There was no spill, Lura said.

Agencies responding include the Kensal Fire Department, the Carrington Fire Department, the Jamestown Fire Department, North Dakota Game and Fish, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office, Stutsman and Foster counties emergency management, the Canadian Pacific Environmental Response Unit and Earth Movers Inc. out of Minot.

Ben Rodgers is a reporter for The Jamestown Sun, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.

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