Update: Fractured rail found after fiery derailment in Southwest Minnesota

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Raymond, MN) -- A federal investigation has revealed a section of fractured rail connected to last month's fiery derailment in southwest Minnesota.

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board was released Tuesday.

The March 30th derailment led to the evacuation of 800 people from their homes in Raymond. Ten ethanol cars derailed and caught fire after they began to leak.

No one was injured.