Evacuations in TN After Train Derails 07/02 06:14
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say at least one train car carrying a
flammable and toxic gas has derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee,
prompting an evacuation within a 1-mile radius.
WATE-TV reports the CSX train derailed in Blount County in the Maryville
area, south of Knoxville.
On its Facebook page, the Blount County Sheriff's Office said early Thursday
that the evacuations could last from 24 to 48 hours.
A shelter for residents has been set up at a high school.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Dean Flener says there have
been no reports of fatalities.