Fiery train derailment in Illinois leads to evacuation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Tiskilwa, Ill. (AP) -- A fiery freight train derailment in north-central Illinois has forced authorities to evacuate residents of the small community of Tiskilwa. The Bureau County Sheriff's Office says the train derailed early
Friday. Captain Steve Haywood of the Ottawa Fire Department says the
train's tanker cars were carrying ethanol being shipped by Decatur-based corn processor Archer Daniels Midland. Witnesses have reported hearing explosions, and Haywood says at least one tanker car was burning. There's no word yet on any injuries. Authorities say the town's evacuees are being taken to Princeton High School. Tiskilwa is a village of about 800 people that's located about 100 miles west of Chicago.

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