- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

TIMNATH, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters say nine train cars that derailed near an elementary school in northern Colorado were carrying sand used in fracking but no hazardous materials.

The Great Western cars, part of a 100-car train, came off the tracks and tipped Sunday morning in Timnath, east of Fort Collins. No one was hurt.

Poudre (kash-luh-POO’-dur) Fire Authority spokeswoman Madeline Noblett says it was lucky none of the surrounding homes was damaged.

The Coloradoan (https://noconow.co/1OvUZGw ) reports that trains that carry crude often move through the area and it took some time before authorities to confirm that they were no materials that posed a chemical or explosive threat.

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