IL train derailment sparks massive fire, forces home and school evacuations

11 Septembre, 2019, 09:27 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • A Union Pacific Railroad sits on a track in a rail yard Monday

Video from KMOV-TV showed at least 10 train cars derailed while flames erupted from the wreckage.

Union Pacific workers and firefighters stage at the scene of a tanker fire from a derailed train near downtown Dupo, Ill. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. He anxious it might spread to his home blocks away from the train yard.

The accident occurred at around 12:45 pm local time at Union Pacific's Dupo Yard, when the train was being prepared for departure, the railroad said.

"The train was being built for departure at the time of the derailment, which caused a tank vehicle to catch fire".

At least 16 train cars derailed and many caught fire in the Dupo, Illinois rail yard Tuesday.

'Initial information from the scene indicates that the tank vehicle contains a flammable liquid called methyl isobutyl ketone.

Dupo police say students at a grade school, junior high school and a high school have been evacuated to a high school farther away.

A train derailed in Dupo Illinois triggering a large fire and response effort
A train derailed in Dupo Illinois triggering a large fire and response effort

St. Clair County Emergency Management said they received a call just after 12:30 p.m and are now on the scene at the 2400 block of Carondelet Avenue.

By 3:15 p.m. local time, the fire was extinguished, South explains to PEOPLE.

"We're going to continue to monitor the air quality downwind and south wind for about five miles from where we're standing into the foreseeable future", South said.

Simmons said 40 agencies assisted with the incident.

No injuries or fatalities have been reported. "No loss of life or injuries is always a success story".

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

TRAIN DERAILMENT: A Union Pacific train has derailed and burst into flames in Dupo, Illinois. Then they will inspect the track and make any needed repairs.

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