CSX Derailment Causes Small Fire in Avon Yard

The derailment of two locomotives and six cars in CSX’s Avon Yard near Indianapolis on Tuesday triggered a small fire that was quickly extinguished.

Officials said there were no injuries. Reportedly both locomotives were being controlled remotely.

CSX called in contractors to clear up spilled lube oil and diesel fuel. Officials with the Wayne Township Fire Department and Avon Fire Department said the spills did not endanger any waterways.

A CSX spokesperson said the derailment occurred about 11:45 a.m.

Avon FD battalion chief and public information officer Jerry Bessler said firefighters returned to their stations after extinguishing the fire and determining that a hazmat response was not necessary.

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