ATLANTA — A large fire has been contained after a train locomotive carrying 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel derailed in northwest Atlanta.
CSX officials said at 6:28 a.m., a Norfolk Southern train came into contact with a CSX train at an interchange point in Howells Yard, causing a derailment.
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According to the investigation, eight rail cars derailed, and a locomotive caught fire. The fire has since been extinguished.
NewsChopper 2 flew over Chattahoochee Avenue NW and Defoor Avenue and saw a large train off the track.
No injuries have been reported.
Atlanta fire officials said 1,200 gallons of diesel from the locomotive spilled and burned during the fire. The other 2,800 was contained to the rail car.
“CSX appreciates the swift action of local first responders,” CSX officials wrote to Channel 2 Action News in a statement. “Safety is our highest priority as we work to develop a recovery plan.”
Channel 2 Action News reached out to Norfolk Southern for more information but has not received a response.
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