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Fire put out, sheen reported on Columbia River

 

june3jJune 4, 2016 | KGW | MOSIER, Ore. — Crews overnight extinguished a fire ignited by an oil train derailment that closed a large section of Interstate 84 during the afternoon and into the night.

The train was passing through the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier when it derailed Friday afternoon, sparking a fire and sending out large plumes of smoke. The fire was put out a little after 2 a.m. Saturday.

Union Pacific says 16 rail cars from the 96-car crude oil train derailed. The train was on its way to Tacoma, Washington from Eastport, Idaho.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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