Anoka County emergency responders conduct large-scale disaster drill
There was fire. There was smoke. There was carnage. There were screams. Do not be alarmed though because it was only a disaster drill.
About 300 fire, police and medical personnel responded to the ATK Federal Cartridge site in Anoka last Saturday morning, June 23, according to Anoka Police Chief Phillip Johanson.
When they arrived, they learned that the scenario was that a freight and passenger train derailed. Johanson said the freight train passed the passenger train on a separate track and some of its freight came loose and struck the passenger train. The collision caused both trains to derail. See more in Eric Hagen’s ABC Newspapers story.
PHOTO: A large-scale emergency drill was held Saturday, June 23 at the ATK Federal Cartridge site in Anoka. (Photo by Eric Hagen, ABC Newspapers)