Freight train derails in Bullitt County, setting at least 4 car carriers on fire
Officials say the train was not carrying any hazardous materials, but it was carrying vehicles.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Cleanup continues Wednesday after a CSX freight train derailed Tuesday afternoon in Bullitt County.
Bullitt County dispatch said it happened at 2141 Collings Hill Road, near Belmont Road, which is north of Lebanon Junction. A call was received just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A spokesperson for Emergency Management said 18 cars derailed, including two locomotives. Officials believe between four and six car carriers were on fire. Officials said the train was not carrying any hazardous materials, but it was carrying vehicles.
In a statement, CSX officials said the train was headed to Florida when it derailed.
“Just before 4:00 p.m., a CSX train headed south for Florida, derailed two locomotives and several railcars, including a few that have caught fire, near Streble Farm Lane in Lebanon Junction, KY. No injuries or hazardous material releases have been reported. CSX personnel and contractors are responding to the scene and are working closely with the Lebanon Junction Fire Department. The safety of the community and everyone on site is our top priority. The train consisted of 59 loaded railcars carrying automobiles," CSX said.
There was no danger to the public, and no one was injured, officials said. At least three fire departments and county emergency management responded to the incident.
There's no word yet on what caused the train to derail.
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