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UPDATE: Minnesota Firefighters Letting Propane Truck Burn

Updated: 02/15/2014 2:35 PM
Created: 02/14/2014 6:22 PM KAALtv.com

UPDATE: February 15, 2:30 P.M. (AP) -- Wabasha County authorities say a propane truck that caught fire after colliding with a train might still burn for another day or two.

The truck was coming down a hill in Kellogg on Friday afternoon. Kellogg Fire Chief Jeff Arens says the driver saw a train approaching below, and because road conditions were too bad to stop the driver tried to beat the train.

Arens says the driver almost made it but the train clipped the back end of the truck. No one was hurt.

Firefighters decided to let the propane burn off rather than deal with hazardous waste. Arens said Saturday the fire could burn for another one to two days. He says there's no risk to local residents.

Kellogg is about five miles southeast of Wabasha.

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UPDATE:  7:45 P.M. --  No one was injured in the accident when a propane tank truck collided with a train on the Canadian Pacific Railway.  The accident happened where 161st Ave. crosses with the railroad. 

The Kellogg Fire and Wabasha Sheriff Departments responded, but fire crews had left the scene by 7:30 p.m.  Officials say they will let the fire burn itself out.


(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Kellogg fire officials have confirmed that late this afternoon a propane tank truck slammed into a train.

We understand there was an explosion, and that there is an active fire.

At this point we don't have any information as to how many people were involved, or if there are any injuries.

We do know fire crews remain on the scene.  We have a crew headed there, and we'll bring you the latest details right here on KAALtv.com and ABC 6 News at 10.