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Train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Maine

A train carrying hazardous materials derailed and caught fire in Rockwood, Maine, fire officials said.

Rockwood Fire and Rescue posted a photo of the derailment on its Facebook page Saturday and advised residents to “stay clear!” It is not clear if there were any injuries in the derailment. The department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Rockwood is located in the north-central part of the state in a mostly rural area. It is near Moosehead Lake, one of the state’s largest bodies of fresh water.

A train derailed in Rockwood, Maine. April 15, 2023.

Rockwood Fire and Rescue

derailed the latest Plague in the rail industry. Federal regulators and members of Congress urging More needs to be done to prevent derailment of railways following recent fires of hazardous chemicals Ohio and Minnesota requested to withdraw.

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