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Reuters Photo Flames are seen where a CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames Wednesday in downtown Lynchburg, Va. The derailment caused oil to spill into the James River and forced the evacuation of hundreds.

Derailed CSX train in Va. carried Bakken oil; more than 800 barrels spilled

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LYNCHBURG, Va. - The CSX Corp. train that derailed and erupted in flames here was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale in North Dakota, the kind of oil involved in several other fiery derailments over the last few months, the railroad said on Thursday.

On Wednesday afternoon, some 15 cars derailed, several of which erupted in flames. Three tumbled down an embankment into the James River. No one was hurt in the accident.

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