Train carrying coal derails south of Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Sheriff's deputies responded to a train derailment south of Muskogee Thursday morning.

Sheriff Charles Pearson said a train carrying coal was on fire after derailing near Old Highway 69 and 93rd Road.  A total of 31 train cars were involved.

The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m.

Oktaha Road between Oktaha and Muskogee is closed due to the accident.

Pearson said the fire department was bringing in a special apparatus from Texas to help put out the flames, which sparked a grass fire nearby, but the fire has since been extinguished.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the derailment was not immediately known.

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