March 8, 2017 | KTIV | Palo Alto County, IA (KTIV) –
Flames could be seen at least eight miles from the scene of a train derailment in Palo Alto County.
The fire broke out in the early hours Friday morning.
“Ten minutes to 1:00am we had received calls to a fire. When the emergency responders arrived it was apparent that there was some type of train derailment. We later found out that the train derailment consisted of approximately 27 cars,” said Palo Alto Sheriff Lynn Schultes.
Of those 27 cars, about eight caught fire.