Train collision sparks fire at Avon railyard

A fire involving several trains broke out at an Avon railyard Wednesday night. (Photo: Jonathan Gibson)
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AVON, Ind. (WTHR) - Crews are battling a fire involving trains at a railyard in Avon.

The fire was reported just before 9 p.m. at the CSX Avon Railyard near CR 800 East and Rockville Road. Firefighters say three locomotives collided, puncturing a saddle tank, which sparked a fuel-fed fire that engulfed several trains.


Viewer Jonathan Gibson shared this video of the fire at a railyard in Avon. Allen Carter WTHR will have the latest from the scene coming up at 11:00 on Eyewitness News. STORY: https://www.wthr.com/2007545

Posted by WTHR-TV on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Crews from several departments responded to the scene, which involved not only the fire, but also hazmat concerns.

Despite heavy black smoke in the area, there are currently no evacuation orders in place for residents.

This story will be updated as more details are confirmed.

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