US: train derails and catches fire, people evacuated as smoke seen for miles

US: train derails and catches fire, people evacuated as smoke seen for miles

The tank car may have held a flammable liquid in it called methyl isobutyl ketone, used as a solvent.

 A train derailed and caught fire in Dupo, Illinois. The tank car may have held a flammable liquid in it called methyl isobutyl ketone, used as a solvent.

St. Clair County Emergency Management officials announced that smoke billowing from the site could be seen for miles. 

There are no injuries being reported.

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