Residual oil on the ground appeared to have been ignited by work to repair the railroad track.
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The incident "could not have happened at a better location" given minimal off-site environmental impacts.
The BNSF train was heading northbound after having just passed through Ferndale .
They are accused of placing devices on railroad tracks that cause train derailments or decoupling or crossing arm failures at crossings.
Road closures and extended delays at Ferndale area RR crossings can be expected today.
It was estimated to take 2 hours to raise the crossing arms.
Several train cars derailed including 1 that ended up inside the telephone equipment building.
The train has been blocking the Washington Street crossing since about 11:50am.