(Bloomberg) — A BNSF Railway train carrying crude oil derailedin North Dakota, setting several tank cars on fire and promptingthe evacuation of nearby residents, U.S. and local authoritiessaid.

The Federal Railroad Administration sent a 10-person teamWednesday to the site near the town of Heimdal to determine thecause of the accident, Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg said ina statement. No injuries were reported, according to a statementfrom BNSF.

"Today's incident is yet another reminder of why we issued asignificant, comprehensive rule aimed at improving the safetransport of high-hazard flammable liquids," Feinberg said. "TheFRA will continue to look at all options available to us to improvesafety and mitigate risks."

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