Evacuations Ordered After Train Derailment Causes Massive Fire in East Palestine, Ohio

Early this morning in East Palestine, Ohio, a massive fire erupted after a train derailment. Crews were quickly dispatched to the scene and have been working diligently to contain the blaze.

According to WKBN27, the train was carrying a variety of materials, including hazardous materials, which caused the fire to spread quickly. As a result, evacuations are underway in the area.

WFMJ reported that the fire is expected to last for several hours, and crews are working to ensure that the blaze does not spread to nearby residential areas.

CBS Pittsburgh added that the cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

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