Trains Derailed in Maine Causing Small Forest Fire

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On Saturday a Canadian Pacific Railways train derailed due to a track washout from a build-up of melting ice and debris near Rockwood, Maine.  The Maine Forest Service posted on Facebook, “A total of three locomotive engines and six rail cars carrying lumber and electrical wiring derailed into a wooded area, where they caught fire and started a small forest fire. The fires are contained and are being monitored. Additional rail cars transporting hazardous materials did not derail.”  Three railroad employees were sent to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.