Train derailment & fire prompts evacuations in Tennessee

Jul 2, 2015 8:15 AM by Cheryl Wengren, Photo: WWLT

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - There've been no reports of fatalities after a CSX train carrying a flammable toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee.

But several police officers had to be decontaminated.

Authorities say some 5,000 Blount County residents within a one-mile radius of the derailment are being evacuated.

A high school in Maryville has been set up for evacuees.


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