Train Derailment in New York, Cars on Fire

February 15, 2018 Updated: February 15, 2018

Firefighters and rescue crews are responding to a train derailment near Attica, New York, on Thursday, Feb. 15, according to The Daily News.

Photos published online show billowing black smoke.

The train was not carrying any hazardous materials, and it was carrying automobiles, according to a Northfolk Southern spokesman.

Multiple cars are off the track and are on fire, according to reports.

“There was some fire, and a lot of smoke,” Daily News Managing Editor John Anderson said, reporting from the scene.

“They are putting the fire out … we saw flames as we were coming in, but they are still working on the train.”

A Wyoming County HAZMAT was requested to be sent to the scene, the Daily News reported. A Genesee County HAZMAT team was placed on standby.

Two minor injuries have been reported.

The Attica Central Schools were placed on notice.

Attica is located about 50 miles east of Buffalo in Wyoming County.


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