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Train Derailment Prompts Evacuation in Tennessee

8 02.07.2015 Инфо

A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius. Blount County Fire Department Lt. Johnny Leatherwood said a call about the train derailment came in Wednesday night at 11:50 p.m. in Maryville. Blount County firefighter Kermit Easterling said the fire was still burning at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. About 5,000 people in the area were being evacuated along with several businesses. The substance is flammable and is dangerous if inhaled.