6 ethanol tanker cars derail on bridge, catch fire in southeast South Dakota

Authorities say six ethanol tanker cars caught fire Saturday morning after a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad train derailed on a bridge southeast of Scotland.

Bon Homme County Emergency Management spokesman Lee Rettig says one rural road is shut down as firefighters from several departments fight the blaze, which was still burning. He said BNSF hazardous materials teams are also responding to help with the cleanup.

A BNSF representative did not immediately respond to a message seeking details.

Rettig says the crash occurred between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday near a railroad crossing and there appear to be no injuries.

The six cars were near the front of the train.