Train derailment causes massive fire in 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.

It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.

Freight railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp is “coordinating closely with local first responders while mobilising our own teams”, a company spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Source: Tap News Agency