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WASHINGTON — Casselton Fire Chief Tim McLean said his firefighters were prepared for the worst when an oil train ignited after striking a derailed grain train on Dec. 30.


But he thought they’d be coping with anhydrous ammonia or another dangerous chemical — he never expected to battle Bakken crude.

“We had no idea it was this volatile,” the fire chief said in an interview.

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