|Officials urging evacuation near ND derailment|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
CASSELTON, N.D. — Authorities urged residents to evacuate a small North Dakota town Monday night after a mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed outside of town, shaking residents with a series of explosions that sent flame and black smoke skyward.
The Cass County sheriff’s office said it was “strongly recommending” that people in the town of Casselton and anyone living 5 miles to the south and east evacuate.
A shelter has been set up in Fargo, which is about 25 miles away. Casselton has about 2,400 residents.
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