SHELBY COUNTY, Ind (WEHT)– Several train cars were derailed on Thursday in Shelby County. Eight of the train cars were carrying cooking oil and plastic pellets.
Indiana Homeland Security’s hazmat team responded to a train derailment. It happened near the intersection of Railroad Street and North Division Road in Fountaintown.
Power was knocked out for several homes in the area, but no one was reported hurt. It is unclear what caused the derailment.
We have a hazmat specialist on scene at the train derailment in Fountaintown.— Indiana Homeland Security (@IDHS) August 19, 2021
Our hazmat specialists respond to these types of incidents to ensure there are no hazardous material leaks, keeping surrounding citizens and responders safe during and after cleanup. pic.twitter.com/oWaSX3O8b1