Train derails near Sterling, sparks grass fires

DENVER (AP) - Authorities say an empty coal train derailed and sparked several small grass fires near Sterling in northeastern Colorado.

KUSA-TV reports the train derailed at about 8:40 a.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported.

Sterling Fire Department officials say a portion of Highway 138 east of the city was closed because of the derailment, but all of the grass fires have been contained.

No other details were released.

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