The Latest: Fire out, evacuation remains after derailment

June 4, 2016 4:13 PM

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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.

In this frame from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed Friday, June 3, 2016 in Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge. The accident sparked a fire and an oil spill near the Columbia River. No injuries were reported. (KGW-TV via AP)

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.

In this photo provided by Silas Bleakley, a train towing cars full of oil sends up a plume of smoke after derailing Friday, June 3, 2016, near Mosier, Ore. The accident happened just after noon about 70 miles east of Portland. It involved eight cars filled with oil, and one was burning. Highway 84 was closed for a 23-mile stretch between The Dalles and Mosier and the radius for evacuations was a half-mile. (Silas Bleakley via AP)

In this photo provided by Silas Bleakley, a closed sign is seen outside a store as a train towing cars full of oil sends up a plume of smoke after derailing Friday, June 3, 2016, near Mosier, Ore. The accident happened just after noon about 70 miles east of Portland. It involved eight cars filled with oil, and one was burning. Highway 84 was closed for a 23-mile stretch between The Dalles and Mosier and the radius for evacuations was a half-mile. (Silas Bleakley via AP)

In this photo provided by Silas Bleakley, tank cars, carrying oil, are derailed Friday, June 3, 2016, near Mosier, Ore. The accident happened just after noon about 70 miles east of Portland. It involved numerous cars filled with oil, and one was burning. Highway 84 was closed for a 23-mile stretch between The Dalles and Mosier and the radius for evacuations was a half-mile. (Silas Bleakley via AP)

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment near Casselton, N.D. A fire engulfed tank cars loaded with oil on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train after a collision about a mile from Casselton. No one was injured, but more than 2,000 residents were evacuated as emergency responders struggled with the intense fire. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

Also read: Shocking near miss: Drunken man comes just INCHES from being hit by a fast train after he climbs off a platform and lies down between tracks in Essex

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