BREAKING: Train Derailment Prompts Several Evacuations of Schools and Homes in Illinois

A train derailment in Illinois has prompted the evacuations of several schools and homes in the town of Dupo.

The train was reportedly carrying a flammable liquid used in solvents, which has prompted a chemical fire at the scene of the incident. The black smoke produced from the fire is not believe to be a detriment to public health.

Police say that as a precaution that students at a grade school, junior high school and high school have been evacuated to a high school farther away. Police also said a few hundred residents of a mobile home park and a subdivision near the tracks have also been evacuated.

Source: Illinois derailment prompts evacuation of schools, homes | 13 WTHR Indianapolis

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