Massive Illinois train derailment sparks chemical fire, numerous evacuations

Written by NY Post | Source: NY Post | September 10, 2019 09:58 PM

A massive train derailment in Illinois — which saw 14 freight cars fly off the tracks — led to numerous evacuations and a giant chemical fire on Tuesday, according to reports.

Footage captured at the scene shows large flames and plumes of smoke shooting up into the air and out from several train cars, which were said to have been carrying a flammable liquid called methyl isobutyl ketone for the Union Pacific transport company.

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