Fiery train derailment in Illinois

Associated Press
Ethanol remaining in tanker cars burns off at the scene of a train derailment in Tiskilwa, Ill., Friday morning, Oct. 7, 2011. Twenty-six cars on the 131-car train derailed early Friday morning, including seven to nine loaded with ethanol, sending up bright orange flames and plumes of smoke that could be seen miles away and forcing the evacuation of the small town of Tiskilwa. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Kemp Smith-LaSalle)

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A freight train loaded with ethanol crashed and exploded on Oct. 7, sending up bright orange flames and plumes of smoke that could be seen miles away and forcing the evacuation of a small town in northern Illinois.

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