Train cars carrying ethanol catch fire in Texas derailment

Train cars carrying ethanol catch fire in Texas derailment

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a train derailment in Texas (all times local):

Three horses are dead after a derailed freight train burst into flames in Texas and the fire spread to their barn. The Union Pacific train carrying highly flammable ethanol derailed in Fort Worth early Wednesday.

Fort Worth firefighter Kyle Clay says several other horses were saved from the burning barn. Residents were evacuated from about 20 nearby homes as a precaution. No one has been reported injured.

At least one of the cars is still burning hours later. It's not clear what caused the derailment, which occurred as heavy thunderstorms were moving through the area.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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