A train pulling cars full of oil has derailed near Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge. The derailment has sparked a huge blaze that is emitting plumes of thick, black smoke.

The accident occurred near Mosier, Oregon, just after the 12pm Friday.


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Ken Armstrong, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Forestry, says the incident involves eight cars filled with oil and one is burning. The train was operated by Union Pacific. A spokesman for the railroad didn’t immediately return calls. h/t madison-press

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Mosier is about 70 miles east of Portland.