September 1, 2014

Firefighters use ladder to rescue CP workers

CHARLES CITY, Iowa — Faced with dark and muddy conditions, firefighters used a long ladder to rescue three railroad workers from a train derailment caused by a washed-out rail line near Charles City early Tuesday. No one was injured.

Tuesday night, Ed Greenberg, a spokesman for the Canadian Pacific Railroad, confirmed that the partially submerged 80-car train was leaking ethanol and diesel fuel into the Little Cedar River.

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