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In pictures: Tanker cars explode after train derailment in Gainford, Alta.

The early morning derailment of a CN train west of Edmonton on Oct. 19, 2013 has resulted in a state of emergency for the hamlet of Gainford. A CN spokesman says thirteen cars went off the track; no injuries have been reported.

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Traffic is being re-routed around the area where a train derailed in the early hours of Oct. 19, 2013, in Gainford, Alta.

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A Parkland County employee blocks a highway in Gainford, Alta., Oct. 19, 2013.

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Smoke rises in the distance as firefighters block a highway while continuing their battle against blazing tanker cars in Gainford, Alta., on Oct. 29, 2013.

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Footage from the RCMP Air One helicopter shows the tanker cars on fire at 4:40 a.m. MT on Oct. 19, 2013, after the 1 a.m. derailment in Gainford, Alta.

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Parkland County and Yellowhead County fire crews rush to the scene to battle the flames about 90 kilometres west of Edmonton in the early hours of Oct. 19, 2013.

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Aerial footage shows the tanker cars after a second explosion in Gainford, Alta., hours after the Oct. 19, 2013 derailment.

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CN spokesman Louis-Antonie Paquin says three of the nine propane tankers remain on fire, at least 12 hours after the early morning derailment near Gainford, Alta., on Oct. 19, 2013.

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