Ohio Train Derailment Causes Massive Fire, Forces Half of Town to Evacuate

Residents of a small Ohio town were forced to evacuate their homes after a 50-car train derailed and caused a massive fire.

At around 10:00 PM on Sunday night, the train, which was carrying both freight and hazardous materials, derailed near the Ohio-Michigan border. The resulting fire quickly engulfed the area, sending thick plumes of smoke into the night sky.

Firefighters from multiple townships were called to the scene to battle the blaze, but the flames were too strong for them to contain. As a result, residents of the nearby village were ordered to evacuate.

“It was a scary experience,” said one resident. “We were just getting ready to go to sleep when the fire started. We had to grab whatever we could and leave.”

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation, but officials believe it may have been due to a mechanical failure.

No fatalities have been reported, but several people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The fire is still burning and it could take days before it is fully extinguished. In the meantime, the evacuation order remains in place and the local authorities are working hard to ensure the safety of the residents.