Watch: Train derailment causes massive fire in East Palestine, Ohio
A train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio on Friday night causing a massive fire in the area, local media reported.
Emergency crews have been evacuating residents from their homes within a one-mile radius of the fire, according to several reports.
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It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties. The East Palestine police department did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for details.
#BREAKING: Fire official on scene also tells me multiple train cars are on fire— Lauren Linder (@lauren_linder) February 4, 2023
- inside some of them are automobiles that are now all burnt
- others believed to be carrying flammables - specifically where fire is still very active@KDKA #trainderailment #EastPalestine #Ohio pic.twitter.com/dD2D6dTwNa
Freight railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp is “coordinating closely with local first responders while mobilizing our own teams,” a company spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
The person did not immediately respond to queries about what the train was carrying or what caused the derailment.
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