Residents back in homes after train derailment

Posted at 6:15 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 05:51:44-05

Hundreds of people are now back in their homes after a train derailment and fire forced evacuations in Brewster.

Investigators were at the scene of the derailment in Stark County overnight trying to figure out what caused the train to go off the tracks.

More than a dozen agencies responded to the fire around 5:30 p.m. Monday. 

A small group of people who were evacuated waited inside Fairless High School. Several others were standing in the parking lot or sitting in cars.



Posted by Frank Wiley WEWS on Monday, February 1, 2016

During a press conference Monday night, officials said a butane tank was involved.

Officials said one trailer park and several homes were evacuated. Approximately 300-500 people were affected.

No injuries were reported.