On Monday, two trains crashed in North Dakota, sparking an intense fire. One of the trains was carrying crude oil, so officials decided to test the air around and above the crash on Tuesday in order to determine if any toxic fumes were released. Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney reported that residents of the nearby town, Casselton, were strongly urged to evacuate.
Laney also mentioned that the crash did not result in any injuries, and that there are also no missing persons.
“When you see the fireball and you see the damage and the aftermath, that’s amazing that nobody was hurt,” he said. “There were people inside their homes that could feel the heat from the explosion in their homes.”