Pennsylvania town evacuated after train catches fire

An entire Pennsylvania town was evacuated after a freight train carrying hazardous materials careened off the tracks and caught fire on Wednesday.

Residents from the small town of Hyndman were told to leave their homes after 32 CSX cars carrying liquid petroleum gas and molten sulfur derailed around 5am.

At least one of the dozens of cars leaked and caught fire, prompting 900 people to evacuate the town located about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

It is not immediately known what caused the train to run off the rails but the fire continued to burn hours later, including at a nearby residential garage.

Residents of the small town Hyndman were evacuated after a CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials careened off the tracks and caught fire on Wednesday morning

Residents of the small town Hyndman were evacuated after a CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials careened off the tracks and caught fire on Wednesday morning

At least two cars carrying liquid petroleum gas and molten sulfur leaked, causing a fire

At least two cars carrying liquid petroleum gas and molten sulfur leaked, causing a fire

Aerial footage of the derailment shows a number of cars stacked nearly perpendicular to the tracks while others landed in a burning, zig-zag pattern in a residential area where some structures seemed crushed and other ablaze

Aerial footage of the derailment shows a number of cars stacked nearly perpendicular to the tracks while others landed in a burning, zig-zag pattern in a residential area where some structures seemed crushed and other ablaze

The only confirmed structure fire was at the garage, but video from the scene seems to show more extensive damage.

No injuries were reported, said  CSX spokesman Rob Doolittle. The train was traveling from Chicago to Selkirk, New York. 

At least one car containing liquid petroleum gas and one containing molten sulfur leaked and caught fire, including the residential garage struck during the derailment, Doolittle said.

Aerial footage of the derailment shows a number of cars stacked nearly perpendicular to the tracks while others landed in a burning, zig-zag pattern in a residential area where some structures seemed crushed and other ablaze.

Hyndman resident Jim Shaffer told the (Cumberland) Times-News he was awakened by the sound of crashing rail cars.

'It woke me up. It was louder than a thunderstorm,' he said. 'I heard the cars banging into each other. Then I heard the fire whistle.'

It is not immediately known what caused the train to run off the rails, and the fire continued to burn hours later, including at a nearby residential garage 

It is not immediately known what caused the train to run off the rails, and the fire continued to burn hours later, including at a nearby residential garage 

The only confirmed structure fire was at the garage, but video from the scene seems to show more extensive damage. No injuries were reported 

The only confirmed structure fire was at the garage, but video from the scene seems to show more extensive damage. No injuries were reported 

The train was traveling from Chicago to Selkirk, New York. Around 900 people were told to evacuate the town, which is located about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh

The train was traveling from Chicago to Selkirk, New York. Around 900 people were told to evacuate the town, which is located about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh

Bedford County 911 coordinator Harry Corley said officials ordered

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