EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKRC/WFMJ/CNN Newsource) - More than 30 fire departments from three states were called to the scene of a large fire caused by a train derailment in Ohio.
The town of East Palestine, about 20 miles south of Youngstown, was evacuated Saturday morning after a 50-car freight train went off the tracks.
Mayor Trent Conway said in a press conference that anyone within a mile of the disaster should evacuate immediately.
Other residents were advised to stay home and stay off the roads until the fire is under control.
Firefighters from Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania joined the effort, and the Environmental Protection Agency is monitoring air quality in the area.
It's not clear yet what the train was carrying at the time of the derailment.