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Cargo train with hazardous material derails in Antelope Valley

July 27, 2011 |  2:17 pm
Train Carrying Hazardous Materials Derails, No Injuries Reported 
About half of a 62-car cargo train derailed Wednesday in the Antelope Valley and at least 14 of the those cars are carrying hazardous material, creating a potential dangerous situation, officials said.The derailment occurred about 1:25 p.m. near Avenue T in Littlerock, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

The lengthy cargo train was carrying two people.

County fire officials, with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol, were deploying to keep people away from any potential danger.

A county fire helicopter flying over the scene did not report any other vehicles involved in the derailment.


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Photo: Scene of the derailment. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5