Jan 1, 2014 at 6:25 am
Officials have lifted a recommended evacuation for residents of a small North Dakota town that's near the site of a fiery oil train derailment.
BNSF Railway is opening a claims center for residents of Casselton after the derailment of a crude-oil carrying train about a mile from the southeastern North Dakota town.
No one was hurt in the Monday derailment, but about two-thirds of the town's 2,400 residents evacuated. The cause of the wreck hasn't been determined.
The claims center is to open Thursday at the Days Inn Casselton and will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Personal expense claim forms and also business interruption claim forms will be available. People with claims will need a driver's license or other identification, along with proof of residency, such as mail with a name and address.
Casselton residents can call 1-866--243-4784 for information.
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