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Crews work to put out oil train fire in the Gorge


June 4, 2016 | KGW |MOSIER, Ore. — An oil train passing through the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier derailed Friday afternoon, igniting a fire and sending out large plumes of smoke.

The train derailed at about 12:20 p.m. Interstate 84 is closed from The Dalles to Hood River. The closure was from Cascade Locks to The Dalles earlier in the afternoon.

Residents were immediately evacuated within a quarter-mile of the crash. KGW’s Pat Dooris reports Mosier residents have been warned that a mandatory one-mile evacuation could be put in place at anytime.

The city is also worried about a sewage treatment plant near the fire. A boil water notice has been sent to Mosier residents.

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