Sign up for the Morning Brief email newsletter to get weekday updates from The Weather Channel and our meteorologists. Residents of a Minnesota city were ordered to leave their homes overnight when a train carrying ethanol derailed and caught fire. About 22 cars of the BNSF train derailed at around 1 a.m. CDT on the western edge of Raymond, which is about 95 miles west of Minneapolis, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. Four of the cars caught fire, a BNSF spokesperson said. “The main track is blocked and an estimated time for reopening the line is not available,” according to the statement from BNSF spokesperson Lena Kent. “The cause of the incident is under investigation.” Residents living within a half-mile were told to evacuate when the train caught fire. Some cars were hauling a form of ethanol and others were carrying a corn syrup liquid, the Sheriff’s Office said. About 150 people spent the rest of the night at a shelter in the nearby town of Prinsburg, according to WCCO. Fire departments from Raymond and several other communities responded to the scene. Firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement assisted in evacuating the city, which has a population of about 800 people. Recovery efforts could be hampered later Thursday because the area is in a winter weather advisory into early Friday for a wintry mix with possible icing, according to weather.com meteorologist Christopher Dolce. The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment and the importance of science to our lives. This story does not necessarily represent the position of our parent company, IBM. We recognize our responsibility to use data and technology for good. Take control of your data.