Train carrying crude explodes in Illinois

A train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in northern Illinois Thursday afternoon, prompting an evacuation.

Everyone within a one mile radius was asked to evacuate, after the train burst into flames, The Associated Press reports


The BNSF Railway train was carrying crude oil from the Bakken formation in North Dakota and had 103 cars loaded with oil.

No injuries were reported and a cause has yet to e determined.