Thousands Evacuated After Train Carrying Toxic Chemicals Derails in Tennessee

A train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in Maryville, Tennessee, on Wednesday night, forcing the evacuation of thousands of local residents living within a 1-mile radius of the crash site.
The train derailment occurred Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. ET, and caused toxic substances aboard the train to catch fire. As of Thursday morning, the fire was still burning.
Around 5,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes. The Blount County Sheriff's Office said the evacuation could last from 24 to 48 hours.



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