Train Derailment in Ohio Sparks Explosion, Prompts Evacuations

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0  Updated at 1:53 pm, July 11th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Digital Vision/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A train in Columbus, Ohio, derailed early Wednesday morning, sparking an explosion and the evacuation of about 100 people near the fire, ABC News affiliate WSYX-TV reports.

At least two people have been injured.  Their conditions are not yet known.

The derailment happened at 2 a.m. on Fields Avenue.  Eleven cars in total derailed.  WSYX says some of the cars were carrying ethanol, a highly flammable substance.  As of a result, two went up in flames.

People within a one-mile radius of the blaze have been evacuated, according to WSYX.  A hazardous materials team has been called to the scene.

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