Train derailment causes massive fire in Ohio

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A train derailed in East Palestine in the U.S. state of Ohio on Friday night causing a massive fire in the area.

It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.

Emergency crews have been evacuating residents from their homes within a one-mile radius of the fire.

Freight railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp is "coordinating closely with local first responders while mobilizing our own teams", a company spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters.

It is not known what caused the derailment or what the train was carrying.

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