Emergency crews fighting to stop the spread of dangerous chemical fire after freight train derails

Union Pacific says the train was being assembled for departure at the company’s yard in Dupo, Illinois when about 18 cars derailed — some catching fire. No one was hurt in the initial crash, but crews rushed to slow the spread of methyl isobutyl ketone, gushing from one of the tank-cars.

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