Train spills small amount of fuel in central Minnesota
RANDALL, Minn. -- A train spilled fuel Thursday morning along Highway 10 in this central Minnesota town, but a fire crew that responded said the spill was considerably smaller than the 200 gallons originally reported.
The incident was reported at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, according to BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth.
McBeth said the eastbound train was headed from Dilworth to Kansas City, Mo., when the spill was discovered and the train was stopped. She said the railroad’s environmental consultants cleaned up the engine compartment. Only a “minimal amount” spilled onto the nearby land, McBeth said, and no remediation was necessary by the consultants.
The train, which included 77 loaded cars, three empty cars and two locomotives, was brought in for repairs, she said.