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Propane truck and train collide south of Kellogg

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Authorities blocked access to scene, but the burning propane truck was visible from nearby Highway 61 Authorities blocked access to scene, but the burning propane truck was visible from nearby Highway 61

KELLOGG, Minn. (KTTC) -- A propane truck was involved in a collision with a freight train Friday night south of Kellogg, where 159th Avenue crosses the Canadian Pacific Railroad. 

Kellogg Fire Chief Jeff Arens said the truck driver saw a train approaching ahead but didn't think he could stop in time so he tried to beat the train. Chief Arens said the driver almost made it but the train clipped the back end of the truck.
 
A man who lives nearby told KTTC he heard the whole thing. 
 
"I heard somebody go by, then I heard an explosion," said Larry Stromness.  "The train couldn't stop, it went on a ways before it could stop, but I thought I could see out my window the truck driver out walking around."
 
Stromness said it appeared the train just clipped the back part of the propane truck.
Firefighters are allowing the fuel to burn itself out but it might burn through the weekend.
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