Train carrying ethanol derails, bursts into flames near Graettinger

Friday, March 10, 2017
Photos by Seth Boyes

Several fuel tank cars carrying ethanol burst into flames before dawn Friday, March 10 after a freight train derailed in northwest Iowa, authorities said. The derailment occurred around 1 a.m., near Graettinger, the Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. It said two crew members escaped unharmed. Nearby residents were asked to evacuate the area and no injuries have been reported.