Homes evacuated after fire erupts following Ohio train derailment

Several homes were temporarily evacuated Monday night after a fire broke out following a train derailment in northeastern Ohio, Fox 8 reported.

The Beach City Fire Department told the news station that local residents were evacuated from the area after a fire erupted.

Firefighters in Brewster were battling the blaze that followed the derailment of the train at the Wheeling & Lake Erie rail yard.

Hazardous materials crews were dispatched and the American Red Cross told Fox 8 representatives were headed to the scene in case their assistance was needed.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes shortly after 9 p.m. local time.

There was no immediate word on the number of injuries, or whether the train that derailed was in freight or passenger service.

Brewster is located 60 miles south of Cleveland.

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