Train Hauling Oil Derails, Cars Ablaze, House Destroyed

By Published on February 17, 2015

(Reuters) – A CSX Corp train hauling oil derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze, destroying a house and forcing the evacuation of two towns in the second significant oil-train incident in three days.

One or two of the cars plunged into the Kanawha River, said Robert Jelacic of the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

CSX said the train was hauling 109 cars from North Dakota to the coastal town of Yorktown, Virginia, where midstream firm Plains All American Pipelines runs an oil depot. It said one person was being treated for potential inhalation of fumes. No other injuries or deaths were reported.

Read the article “Train Hauling Oil Derails, Cars Ablaze, House Destroyed” on reuters.com.

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