June 23, 2016 - 8:20 AM EDT
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The Latest: APNewsBreak: Oil train derail railroad's fault

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a June 3 fiery oil train derailment in Oregon (all times local):

8:45 a.m.

The mayor in a town where an oil train derailed says she is alarmed by a preliminary report blaming Union Pacific Railroad for not properly maintaining its track.

The Federal Railroad Administration said in the report obtained Thursday by the AP that inspections should have caught weakened or broken bolts that hold the rail ties to the rails.

Mayor Arlene Burns says the report on the June 3 wreck in Mosier raises questions about why Union Pacific didn't find the problem when it inspected the tracks three days before the derailment.

Officials say Union Pacific faces potential penalties for safety violations.

The derailment released 42,000 gallons of crude oil and sparked a massive fire that burned for 14 hours.

Justin Jacobs, a spokesman for Union Pacific, did not immediately return a call Thursday.

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