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Dozens of Train Cars Derail Near New Mexico State Line, Prompting Evacuations; Some Cars Carry Propane

A train carrying fuel derailed and caught fire near the New Mexico-Arizona state line, prompting evacuations and closing a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 40. The derailment involved 35 rail cars, including six carrying propane. Evacuation orders were issued for residents within a two-mile radius, with no injuries reported. The NTSB is investigating the incident, while BNSF is conducting air monitoring and fire suppression assessments. Local authorities and transportation officials are working together to ensure community safety. State officials from both New Mexico and Arizona are closely monitoring the situation and coordinating resources to keep communities safe.


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