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BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation ordered following train derailment and fire in Iowa

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BREAKING NEWS: Train carrying fertilizer and ammonium nitrate explodes in Iowa sending flames and thick smoke into the sky

A train derailed in northwest Iowa on Sunday afternoon sending thick plume of smoke and flames shooting into the sky.

The goods train which consisted of about 30 cars derailed in Sibley, a small city of about 3,000 close to Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The large blaze send clouds of smoke in to the air which could be seen for miles around. The incident also forced part of the town to be evacuated.

A train derailed in northwest Iowa on Sunday afternoon sending thick plume of smoke and flames shooting into the sky

The goods train which consisted of about 30 cars derailed in Sibley, a small city of about 3,000 close to Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The goods train which consisted of about 30 cars derailed in Sibley, a small city of about 3,000 close to Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

Fire departments from neighboring towns, Ashton, Little Rock, Melvin, Ocheyedan, and Sheldon were all sent to the scene. 

Sibley Fire Chief Ken Huls said the train was carrying the fertilizer and explosive ammonium nitrate. 

According to the Osceola County dispatcher, the area around the derailment was being evacuated. 

It wasn’t immediately certain if there were any injuries or fatalities. 

The large blaze send clouds of smoke in to the air which could be seen for miles around. The incident also forced part of the town to be evacuated.

The large blaze send clouds of smoke in to the air which could be seen for miles around. The incident also forced part of the town to be evacuated.

According to the Osceola County Sherriff's Office there are multiple fire departments on site

According to the Osceola County Sherriff’s Office there are multiple fire departments on site

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