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Mojave train crash: Union Pacific says no crew was inside cab during derailment

Train derailment in Kelso
Train derailment in Kelso 01:31
San Bernardino County Fire

Crews responded to a multi-car train derailment in the desert of the Mojave National Preserve Monday morning.

San Bernardino Fire said they got called to the cargo train derailment in a remote area of Kelso around 11 a.m.

The derailment happened near Kelbaker Road and Kelso Cima Road. The train was carrying iron ore and there were no passengers involved.

On Tuesday, Union Pacific announced that there was no crew inside the cab at the time of the derailment.

The San Bernardino County Fire said a total of 55 cars were derailed, including two locomotives. There was a minor fuel leak and it is being addressed by HazMat personnel on the scene.

There is no current threat to the area and no injuries were reported. 

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