VIDEO: Sheriff's office releases drone footage of train derailment

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Published: Jul. 31, 2019 at 11:09 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Authorities have released drone footage of a train derailment in northwest Iowa.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailed Wednesday evening north of Hull, according to the Sioux County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say no one was hurt. 25 of the 83 cars in the train went off the tracks.

Sioux County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jamie Van Voorst said a car carrying denatured alcohol had a slow leak, but it was being contained as of Thursday morning. He said there does not appear to be any immediate danger, but authorities are continuing the monitor it.

Drove video showed significant damage to several train cars, and several excavators can be seen cleaning up debris.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

A BNSF train derailed just miles away

. Authorities said that derailment was caused by flooding.


Original story:

The Sioux County Sheriff's Office is asking people to avoid an area north of Hull, IA because of a train derailment.

The Sheriff's Office posted this on its Facebook page about 10:00 PM Wednesday.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area from 280th Street and Goldfinch Avenue to 280th Street and Grant Avenue. This is just south of Doon, IA and northwest of Hull, IA.

It's unknown how many train cars derailed at this point.

This is the second train derailment in Sioux County, IA in less than one year. There was a train derailment in September of 2018, where 20 cars fell into the Floyd River in Alton, IA. Another train derailed in Doon, IA in Lyon County in June of 2018. Thirty-two cars derailed in that incident spilling about 230,000 gallons of crude oil.

Stick with KSFY News for the latest information on this most recent train derailment.

Drone Video of Train Derailment NW of Hull, Iowa

On Wednesday evening, July 31, 2019, a train derailed northwest of Hull, Iowa.

Posted by Sioux County Sheriff on Thursday, August 1, 2019