Thursday, July 28, 2011

Evacuees return home after freight train derailment

Residents of about 250 Antelope Valley homes who were forced to evacuate after a derailed freight train triggered fears of a hazardous material spill were allowed to return home early Thursday.
The evacuees, many of whom took refuge at a nearby school, received the green light about 2 a.m., said Inspector Matt Levesque of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. ... Fire authorities originally thought 14 of the derailed cars were tankers that typically carry hazardous materials, but Union Pacific officials said the train had only six such cars, and all of them were empty. Continued

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