A freight train derailed and caught fire in the eastern desert of San Bernardino County Monday morning, authorities said.
The derailment was reported around 10 a.m. near Kelso, southeast of Baker.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, 55 cars jumped the tracks, including two locomotives.
Fire officials say there were no passengers onboard. HazMat teams were addressing what officials called a “minor fuel leak from one locomotive.”
The derailed cars were carrying iron ore, according to the release. Aerial photos show heaps of charred, mangled metal.
No fires or injuries were reported related to the incident, and fire officials say there is no current threat to the public or the environment.