State Of Emergency Declared As Train Derails In West Virginia
The governor of West Virginia is declaring a state of emergency in two counties after a fiery train derailment. It happened near Adena Village, which is about 20 miles north of Wheeling.
About 100 people have been evacuated. The CSX train that derailed was carrying crude oil. More than two-dozen of the 109 car freight train burst into flames.
Public safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says one home caught fire and has been destroyed. The owner of the home escaped and is being treated for smoke inhalation.
So far there are no other reports of anyone being hurt. Oil is leaking into a nearby river and affecting the water supply in surrounding communities. There's no timeline on when the people will be allowed to go back to their homes. (Metro Networks Inc.)