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Fire out, evacuation remains after Oregon derailment

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Federal authorities say crews have extinguished a fire at the site of an oil train derailment in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge, but evacuations remain in place. Photo: WA Dept of Ecology Federal authorities say crews have extinguished a fire at the site of an oil train derailment in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge, but evacuations remain in place. Photo: WA Dept of Ecology
PORTLAND, Ore. -

Federal authorities say crews have extinguished a fire at the site of an oil train derailment in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge, but evacuations remain in place.
    
Eleven cars carrying volatile Bakken oil derailed Friday, igniting a fire that sent a plume of black smoke into the sky. It forced the evacuation of a mobile home park in Mosier with about 50 homes, though federal officials say they expect that order to be lifted later Saturday.
    
No injuries were reported, and authorities said they had no reports of oil reaching the Columbia.
    
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard are monitoring the site.

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