Video: Train derailment erupts in massive fire; firefighters from 3 states responding
People within a mile of the incident have been directed to evacuate immediately
By FireRescue1 Staff
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Firefighters from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are responding to a massive fire sparked by a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Friday night.
Multiple train cars are on fire, although it is not yet known what the train was carrying at the time of the derailment. Hazmat crews are on the scene to determine potential toxins, WFMJ reported.
East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway has directed anyone within a mile of the incident to evacuate immediately. People outside of the mile radius are urged to stay at home and stay off the roads while the fire is cleared.
No injuries or fatalities have been confirmed at this time.
Initial EPA testing has deemed air quality in the area to be safe.
This is a developing story.
Powerful @21WFMJNews drone video from East Palestine train derailment. Powered by @680aerials pic.twitter.com/1zU1VTAQse— Sheila Marie Miller (@21NewsEP) February 4, 2023
A #train #derailment in east palestine, lead to a shelter in place order for residents. @WPXI will have the latest this morning. pic.twitter.com/GE1qMwEJP3— Steve Pierce (@Steve_WPXI) February 4, 2023
DEVELOPING: officials confirm a train derailment in East Palestine; witness tells 21 News it's not clear what the train is carrying but that it's something flammable; we're working to learn more pic.twitter.com/aWQuF4LpAT— Chris Cerenelli (@ChrisWFMJ) February 4, 2023
DEVELOPING: Train derailment sparks massive explosion in East Palestine, Ohio#EastPalestine l #OH— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) February 4, 2023
Emergency crews are responding to reports of a tanker train derailment into a structure. There are emerging reports of several injuries.
More information as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/jjuEk83JG5
#Ohio— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) February 4, 2023
Major fire after a train derailment into a structure in East Palestine, OH. Unknown injuries at this time. Additional resources attending. Video from responder on scene. pic.twitter.com/p5X51P0s9I
East Palestine, Ohio— Ｎｅｒｄｙ 🅰🅳🅳🅸🅲🆃 (@Nerdy_Addict) February 4, 2023
Emergency crews are responding to tanker train derailment leading to multiple explosions. Evacuations underway.
#EastPalestine #Ohio police are going down the streets calling for people to evacuate on a loud speaker @KDKA #trainderailment #fire pic.twitter.com/BZUNABp1Li— Lauren Linder (@lauren_linder) February 4, 2023