Derailment leads to fuel spill, fire at Indiana train yard

A derailment and fire at a train yard in central Indiana sent plumes of black smoke into the air that were visible from far away.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 9:25 AM

AVON, Ind. (AP) — A derailment and fire at a train yard in central Indiana sent plumes of black smoke into the air that were visible from far away.

Railroad operator CSX says in a statement its employees reported about 9 p.m. Wednesday that two locomotives derailed at the train yard in Avon and spilled diesel fuel, which caught fire.

Fire crews from several departments responded and CSX says the fire was quickly extinguished. There were no injuries.

CSX says there is no safety risk to the public and no waterways were impacted. The circumstances of the derailment and fire are under investigation.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Broken Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 64°
Kokomo
Few Clouds
59° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 59°
Rensselaer
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 61°
Fowler
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 61°
Williamsport
Overcast
62° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 62°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 64°
Frankfort
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 66°
Delphi
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 63°
Monticello
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 63°
Logansport
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 63°
Some scattered showers/storms Sunday morning, then drying & some clearing.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events