It happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning next to The Expo Center and Fairgrounds. People who live within a one-mile radius of the scene were evacuated to The Rhodes Center and are being assisted by The American Red Cross.
The train was carrying a number of agricultural products. Lost in the spill were a few cars of feed grain and some tanks carrying what became the fuel for the fire, ethanol.
The train was in route to North Carolina from Chicago.