- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - BNSF Railway crews are removing the remaining oil from tank cars that derailed and caught fire near Heimdal (HYM’-dahl).

The six cars that burned after the Wednesday morning wreck were carrying about 180,000 gallons of oil. Officials don’t immediately know how much burned and how much was left in the cars once the fire was out late Wednesday.

Railroad vice president Mike Trevino says the remaining oil is being transferred to trucks and shipped out. He says the operation is expected to wrap up about midday.

Trevino says officials are still investigating how much oil spilled onto the ground, and to get it cleaned up.

State Emergency Services spokeswoman Cecily Fong says some oil got into a nearby slough, but it was contained and is being recovered.

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