Emergency crews are evacuating residents from their homes within a mile radius of the fire
Train derailed on Friday night in East Palestine Ohio causing a large fire in the area, local media reported.
Emergency crews are evacuating residents from their homes within a mile radius of the fire, according to reports.
It is not yet clear if there are any casualties. The East Palestine Police Directorate did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for details.
Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp is “coordinating closely with local authorities while we mobilize our own teams,” a company spokesman said in an emailed statement.
The spokesman did not immediately respond to questions about the train’s load or the cause of the derailment.
#BREAKING: A massive fire continues to burn out of control in East Palestine, Ohio near the Beaver County border after a train derailment. A 1-square mile zone around the derailment has been evacuated. @KDKA #SjyEye2 https://t.co/y8ZM8o5FQ7 pic.twitter.com/fpISlS2wwm
— Ian Smith (@ismithKDKA) February 4, 2023
DEVELOPING! Several injuries reported following train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
Emergency crews are responding to reports of a tanker train derailing into a structure. There are emerging reports of several injuries.
— Stacye (@StacyeBe) February 4, 2023
#Breaking: Train derailment sparks massive fire in East Palestine, #Ohio.
Residents within a 1 mile radius ordered to evacuate. No word on potential injuries at this time.#USpic.twitter.com/yG5U9yH1gK
— Wᵒˡᵛᵉʳᶤᶰᵉ Uᵖᵈᵃᵗᵉˢ𖤐 (@W0lverineupdate) February 4, 2023
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