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Evacuations ordered after freight train derails and catches fire in northern New Brunswick

Fire burns on the horizon at the scene of a train derailment near Plaster Rock, N.B. on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014. A freight train carrying crude oil and propane derailed and caught fire in a sparsely populated region of New Brunswick late Tuesday, leading to the evacuation of about two dozen nearby homes, authorities said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tom Bateman
January 07, 2014 - 5:28 PM

PLASTER ROCK, N.B. - Several homes in northern New Brunswick have been evacuated east Plaster Rock after a CN freight train derailed and caught fire.

The village's emergency measures co-ordinator says it's unclear how big the fire is or whether anyone was hurt.

Sharon DeWitt also says only a few cars derailed, but she didn't know what they were carrying.

She says the train derailed about five kilometres from the village in a wooded area.

DeWitt says there is one road near the site, which includes a number of homes.

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