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A huge fire rages furious after a train derailed in Illinois and burst into flames on Tuesday

BREAKEND NEWS: Freight train with 16 cars derail and burst into furious flames along tracks in Illinois while black plumes of smoke stretch for miles

  • A train in the Union Pacific in St. Clair County, Illinois derailed around 12.30 on Tuesday
  • At least 16 train wagons derailed when a huge fire broke out
  • Harrowing video of the scene shows plumes of black smoke that ascend and stretch for miles
  • Dupo police announced evacuations for the area around 1.15 pm and several houses in the area were evacuated
  • The cause of the derailment and fire is not yet known
  • Authorities said they are currently unaware of any injury
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A huge fire rages furious after a train derailed in Illinois and burst into flames on Tuesday.

A Union Pacific train in St. Clair County, Illinois suddenly derailed around 12.30. Photos of the derailment show that at least 16 cars derailed and caught fire.

St. Clair County Emergency Management said they were called just after 12.30 and are currently on the scene in the 2400 block of Carondelet Avenue.

A huge fire rages furious after a train derailed in Illinois and burst into flames on Tuesday

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A huge fire rages furious after a train derailed in Illinois and burst into flames on Tuesday

A Union Pacific train in St. Clair County, Illinois suddenly derailed around 12.30. Photos of the derailment show that at least 16 cars derailed and caught fire

A Union Pacific train in St. Clair County, Illinois suddenly derailed around 12.30. Photos of the derailment show that at least 16 cars derailed and caught fire

A Union Pacific train in St. Clair County, Illinois suddenly derailed around 12.30. Photos of the derailment show that at least 16 cars derailed and caught fire

Shocking videos & # 39; s of the scene show plumes of black smoke rising from miles of visible traces

Shocking videos & # 39; s of the scene show plumes of black smoke rising from miles of visible traces

Shocking videos & # 39; s of the scene show plumes of black smoke rising from miles of visible traces

The derailment sent black clouds of smoke into the air that were visible to the locals in downtown St. Louis

The derailment sent black clouds of smoke into the air that were visible to the locals in downtown St. Louis

The derailment sent black clouds of smoke into the air that were visible to the locals in downtown St. Louis

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Posted by Herb Simmons on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Firefighters are on the scene to extinguish the flames while train sets are seen over one another and some are lying on their side, charred with black soot from the fire.

Dupo Police announced evacuations for the area around 1.15 pm and several houses in the area were evacuated, according to WVTM.

Authorities said they are currently unaware of any injury.

Firefighters on the scene: firefighters rushed to the scene to tackle the furious flames

Firefighters on the scene: firefighters rushed to the scene to tackle the furious flames

Firefighters on the scene: firefighters rushed to the scene to tackle the furious flames

Dupo Police announced evacuations for the area around 1.15 pm and several houses in the area were evacuated in emergency relief
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Dupo Police announced evacuations for the area around 1.15 pm and several houses in the area were evacuated in emergency relief

Dupo Police announced evacuations for the area around 1.15 pm and several houses in the area were evacuated in emergency relief

Shocking videos & # 39; s of the scene show plumes of black smoke rising from miles of visible traces.

Smoke from the horror derailment and fire is visible from the center of St. Louis.

It is not clear what this freight train carried. Union Pacific trains food, beverages, grains, ethanol, industrial products, chemicals and coal.

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This is a story in development.

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