EASTLAND, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – At 4:27 p.m. on August 5, multiple emergency services responded to a train derailment on Seaman Street in Eastland.
According to a deputy chief with Eastland Fire Department on the scene, approximately eight to ten cars derailed from the track. The grass around the derailment caught fire, but the deputy chief said none of the cars were in flames.
The road is blocked for now, but there are no reports of injuries or spillage. One container was meant to carry hydrochloric acid, but it was empty at the time of the derailment.
At this time, it is unknown what caused this incident, but first responders ask that the community avoid the area.
According to a Code Red alert from the City of Eastland, there is no threat of hazardous material spills. Parts of North Seaman Street and Highway 112 will remain closed as crews clear the area.
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