A freight train carrying beer derailed in Montana Sunday, officials said, marking the latest of a string of rail incidents in the United States.
The derailment occurred near a river in in Paradise about 9 a.m., according to a press release from the Plains-Paradise Rural Fire District.
Officials said about 25 cars derailed in the crash.
As of late Sunday, the department reported there was no threat to the public and no hazardous material was released.
The railcars that spilled into the river were empty or carrying Coors Light and Blue Moon, the agency said.
The derailment took place near a river along Highway 135 about 70 miles northwest of Missoula.
No injuries were reported but people were being asked to avoid the area.
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A recent spate of train derailments
The Montana crash marks the latest in a wave of derailments over the past two months. Since a fiery Ohio derailment on Feb. 3, trains have derailed in Florida, West Virginia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Alabama, Nebraska and Washington state.
Most recently, a train derailed last week in Minnesota and forced the evacuation of nearby residents.
Data shows such derailments are not unusual.
Every day, the nation’s railroads move millions of tons of raw materials and finished goods around the country on about 140,000 miles of rails, but their safety record is getting new attention amid scrutiny of the East Palestine derailment disaster.
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Contributing: Trevor Hughes and Thao Nguyen, USA TODAY; Associated Press
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