No Injuries in Kentucky CSX Derailment, Fire

No injuries occurred on Tuesday afternoon after a CSX train derailed and caught fire near near Lebanon Junction, Kentucky.

The train had two locomotives and 50 loaded auto rack cars and was en route to Florida when the derailment occurred about 4 p.m. Two locomotives and 18 cars left the tracks.

Fire firefighters had extinguished the ensuring blaze by late Tuesday evening.

On Wednesday cleanup crews were on the scene moving derailed equipment to a staging area.

CSX officials said the neither the fire or the derailment posed a safety risk to the public.

The derailment site is about 30 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky, on the Mainline Subdivision between Louisville and Nashville, Tennessee (former Louisville & Nashville).

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