(Raymond MN-) State and federal lawmakers are commenting on this morning's derailment on the west edge of Raymond. No one was injured when 22 cars of a BNSF train derailed and 4 cars containing corn syrup and ethanol started on fire. As a precaution officials evacuated the town of Raymond.

Representative Dave Baker of Willmar said "First of all, I am grateful that this tragic situation has not resulted in any injuries or fatalities. We all owe a debt of gratitude to our first responders who reacted quickly to evacuate the area and made sure residents could be moved to safety. I would also like to thank the generous residents of Prinsburg and the Central Minnesota Christian School for stepping up and making sure that the evacuated had a place to go. Moving forward, I remain in constant contact with city, county, state, and federal officials to make sure that the community has the support they need.”

Senator Andrew Lang of Olivia said “Thank you to the first responders who acted quickly to address the situation and ensure everyone in and around the Raymond community is safe and accounted for,” said Lang. “We must also recognize and thank surrounding communities and local organizations who immediately stepped up to ensure every displaced person has a place to go as the situation gets resolved. I plan to be out there today, willing to offer any assistance necessary.”

Two emergency collection sites have been established in Prinsburg: one at the Central Minnesota Christian School building, and another at Unity Church. The sites are asking for bottled water and snacks.

And U.S. Representative Michelle Fischbach said "Thanks to the quick work by first responders assisting the Raymond community, I am told the fire is under control and there have been no injuries. My team is on the ground with local officials and will work to assist in every way we can."