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Train derailment in Pickens County leads to oil spill, fire

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Crude oil continues to burn Friday morning, after a train derailed in Pickens County.

An Emergency Management Agency official says a train rolling from Mississippi to Florida derailed in the Vienna community of Pickens County near Aliceville about 11:30pm Thursday.

The train had 90 cars, and about 12 of the cars derailed.

The cars had crude oil inside, and once it derailed, it caught fire and burned.

There were no injuries reported, and there are currently no evacuations in place.

Emergency crews are letting the oil burn out.

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